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Screening Tool: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) (in Children and Youth)

This survey is designed to provide a quick assessment of whether your child shows signs and symptoms of possible OCD. However, no test is 100% accurate. No matter what your score is, you should seek help if you have any concerns about yourself or your loved ones

 

This questionnaire is the Short OCD Screener (SOCS), developed by Drs. Uher, Heyman and others at King's College London.was developed by Drs. Uher, Heyman and others at King's College London.

1. Does your mind often make you do things -- such as checking or touching things or counting things -- even though you know you don't really have to?
2. Are you particularly fussy about keeping your hands clean?
3. Do you ever have to do things over and over a certain number of times before they seem quite right?
4. Do you ever have troubles finishing your school work or chores because you have to do something over and over again?
5. Do you worry a lot if you've done something not exactly the way you like?
6. If you answered "a bit" or "a lot" to questions 1-5, do any of these things interfere with your life? (If you answered "no" to questions 1-5, then just answer no again.)
7. If you answered "a bit" or "a lot" to questions 1-5, do you try to stop these things? (If you answered "no" to questions 1-5, then just answer no again.)

For more information about this survey

  • Uher R, Heyman I, Mortimore C, Frampton I and Goodman R (2007). Screening young people for obsessive compulsive disorder. British Journal of Psychiatry (in press).
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