How Do I Tell If I Have OCD?
Have you ever asked yourself, “How Do I Tell If I Have OCD?”. Below is a checklist used by the psychologists at Good Therapy SF. These questions, in addition to a clinical interview, are part of the process to determine an accurate OCD diagnosis.
A) Do you experience any of the following:
Recurrent thoughts, impulses, or images that cause intense stress
Are the thoughts, impulses, or images different from everyday, real life problems?
Do you try to stop or ignore the thoughts, impulses, or images with another thought or action?
B) Do you experience any of the following:
Repetitive behaviors (ex: hand washing)
Engage in repetitive mental acts (ex: praying, repeating words, counting)
Are these behaviors or mental acts applied according to strict rules?
C) Do you feel the recurrent thoughts, impulses, images, or actions are excessive?
D) Are the recurrent thoughts, impulses, images, or actions causing distress?
E) Do the recurrent thoughts, impulses, images, or actions take up too much time?
F) Do the recurrent thoughts, impulses, images, or actions get in the way of your life?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, it is possible you have symptoms of OCD. For a diagnosis, please reach out to Good Therapy SF to schedule an appointment with a licensed clinical psychologist. The question of “How Do I Tell If I Have OCD?” is common and can be answered easily with the help of a professional. If you do not have experiences exact to the ones listed above and still want answers regarding your mental health, Good Therapy SF is here to help. Mental health is a very important factor in ones life and can influence many parts of it. It can be beneficial to almost anyone to get a better understanding of ones own emotions and mental health.