Obsessive-Compulsive Test - Yale Brown OCD Scale YBOCS

 

(0)

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

Obsessions are frequent, unwelcome, and intrusive thoughts.

1. How much time do you spend on obsessive thoughts?

None

0-1 hrs/day

1-3 hrs/day

3-8 hrs/day

More than 8 hrs/day 

2. How much do your obsessive thoughts interfere with your personal, social, or work life?

None

Mild

Definite but manageable

Substantial interference

Severe

3. How much do your obsessive thoughts distress you?

None

Little

Moderate but manageable

Severe

Nearly constant, Disabling

4. How hard do you try to resist your obsessions?

Always try

Try much of the time

Try some of the time

Rarely try. Often yield

Never try. Completely yield

5. How much control do you have over your obsessive thoughts?

Complete control

Much control

Some control

Little control

No control

Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that you have a strong urge to repeat that are aimed at reducing your anxiety or preventing some dreaded event.

6. How much time do you spend performing compulsive behaviors?

None

0-1 hrs/day

1-3 hrs/day

3-8 hrs/day

More than 8 hrs/day 

7. How much do your compulsive behaviors interfere with your personal, social, or work life?

None

Mild

Definite but manageable

Substantial interference

Severe

8. How anxious would you feel if you were prevented from performing your compulsive behaviors?

None

Little

Moderate but manageable

Severe

Nearly constant, Disabling

9. How hard do you try to resist your compulsive behaviors?

Always try

Try much of the time

Try some of the time

Rarely try. Often yield

Never try. Completely yield

10. How much control do you have over your compulsive behaviors?

Complete control

Much control

Some control

Little control

No control

Your Score:

If you have both obsessions and compulsions, and your total score is;
8-15 = Mild OCD; 16-23 = Moderate OCD; 24-31= Severe OCD; 32-40 = Extreme OCD
No single test is completely accurate. You should always consult your physician when making decisions about your health.

References

  • Goodman, W. K., Price, L. H., Rasmussen, S. A., Mazure, C., et al., The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. I. Development, use, and reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1989. 46(11): p. 1006-11.
  • Rapp, A. M., Bergman, R. L., Piacentini, J., & McGuire, J. F., Evidence-Based Assessment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. J Cent Nerv Syst Dis, 2016. 8: p. 13-29. PMC4994744.

 

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Last Modified:September 21, 2018