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Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is a disorder where obsessive thoughts and compulsions to relieve those obsessions interrupt daily functioning.

If left untreated, OCD can become chronic and interfere with normal routines, schoolwork, employment and family or social activities.

To identify if the symptoms you are experiencing might be OCD, answer a few short questions:

OCD Quiz

Do you experience significant distress from or spend a significant amount of time on any of the following:

  • Being consumed by unwanted, anxiety-producing thoughts, images or urges, such as the need for exactness, thoughts of harming others, or religious or sexual thoughts that trouble you?
  • Cleaning to avoid dirt, germs, environmental contaminants, chemicals, etc.
  • Being concerned over medication, food or drink being tampered with
  • Fearing contact with people or animals lest they spread germs to you, or you them
  • Worrying about harming others or yourself, or that you or a loved one will have an accident, illness or injury
  • Obsessing over religion — doubting faith, thoughts of being possessed, fear of committing sin
  • Experiencing violent images or thoughts as it relates to sex or sexual identity
  • Seeing certain numbers, words, names or images as being lucky or unlucky
  • Needing to complete actions or behaviors to prevent bad things from happening
  • Performing certain activities a special number of times or arranging items mentally or physically
  • Questioning whether you have said, done, or thought certain things perfectly
  • Have you felt compelled to think certain thoughts or phrases silently in your own mind?
  • Examples can include counting, repeating a prayer or other words over and over, or rereading your work many times?
  • Counting for no special reason
  • Washing, disinfecting or bathing ritually and/or excessively
  • Checking doors, windows, stoves, light switches, locks, etc. multiple times a day until you feel you’ve checked the “right” amount of times to avoid disaster

If you answered yes to one or more of the above and are concerned that you might have OCD, we are here for you.

Collaborative treatment between medical, psychiatric and mental health professionals offers individuals with mood disorders the best chance for a full and lasting recovery.

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Treatments for OCD can vary, but patients seeking help through Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center can find relief in the Intensive Outpatient, Residential and Partial Hospitalization Programs.

The OCD track is focused on supporting patients in managing triggers and experiencing success. It utilizes a specific type of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy called Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP) — a treatment for OCD and phobias. The specialty track includes OCD individual and group therapy, family therapy for ongoing support and education, and psychiatric assessments to modify treatment plans.

With evidence-based care from Pathlight's highly experienced therapists, patients learn and practice CBT skills, making gradual, systematic, and sustained progress towards recovery from mood and anxiety concerns.

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Please note: this online mood and anxiety disorder screening test is not intended to diagnose an illness. If you are struggling with mood and anxiety disorder behaviors, we encourage you to call us at 877-715-1878 or find an experienced mood and anxiety disorder treatment professional near you. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, please dial 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

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