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Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, also known as OCD, answer the questions below. If most of your answers are Yes, consider consulting with a health care professional.
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Do you have unwanted ideas, images, or impulses that seem silly, nasty, or horrible?
Yes No
Do you worry excessively about dirt, germs, or chemicals?
Yes No
Are you constantly worried that something bad will happen because you forgot something important, like locking the door or turning off appliances?
Yes No
Do you experience shortness of breath?
Yes No
Are you afraid you will act or speak aggressively when you really don’t want to?
Yes No
Are you always afraid you will lose something of importance?
Yes No
Are there things you feel you must do excessively or thoughts you must think repeatedly to feel comfortable or ease anxiety?
Yes No
Do you ever experience ‘jelly’ or ‘wobbly’ legs?
Yes No
Trouble falling or staying asleep, or restless and unsatisfying sleep
Yes No
Do you wash yourself or things around you excessively?
Yes No
Do you have to check things over and over or repeat actions many times to be sure they are done properly?
Yes No
Do you avoid situations or people you worry about hurting by aggressive words or actions?
Yes No
Do you keep many useless things because you feel that you can’t throw them away?
Yes No

Having more than one illness at the same time can make it difficult to diagnose and treat the different conditions. Depression and substance abuse are among the conditions that occasionally complicate obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Have you experienced changes in sleeping or eating habits?
Yes No
More days than not, do you feel sad or depressed
Yes No
More days than not, do you feel uninterested in life
Yes No
More days than not, do you feel worthless or guilty
Yes No

During the last year, has the use of alcohol or drugs…
resulted in your failure to fulfil responsibilities with work, school, or family?
Yes No
placed you in a dangerous situation, such as driving a car under the influence?
Yes No
resulted in your being arrested?
Yes No
continued despite causing problems for you or your loved ones?
Yes No
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For further information please contact:

Professor Christopher R. Stones (Clinical Psychologist and Behavioural Management Specialist)

Phone: 011-801-5616 (Reception) OR 083-222-9666

Alternatively send a booking request on: www.nhcltd.com

NHC Health Centre
Cnr Christiaan de Wet Road & Dolfyn Street
(opposite Eagle Canyon Auto)
Honeydew

[1] The ‘Anxiety and Depression Association of America’ (www.adaa.org).

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