Obsessive-Compulsive Inventory Revised

OCD Self-Test

The following statements refer to experiences that many people have in their everyday lives. Fill in the number that best describes HOW MUCH that experience has DISTRESSED OR BOTHERED you during the PAST MONTH.


1. I have saved up so many things that they get in the way.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

2. I check things more often than necessary.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

3. I get upset if objects are not arranged properly.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

4. I feel compelled to count while I am doing things.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

5. I find it difficult to touch an object when I know it has been touched by strangers or certain people.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

6. I find it difficult to control my own thoughts.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

7. I collect things I don't need.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

8. I repeatedly check doors, windows, drawers, etc.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

9. I get upset if others change the way I have arranged things.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

10. I feel I have to repeat certain numbers.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

11. I sometimes have to wash or clean myself simply because I feel contaminated.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

12. I am upset by unpleasant thoughts that come into my mind against my will.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

13. I avoid throwing things away because I am afraid I might need them later.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

14. I repeatedly check gas and water taps and light switches after turning them off.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

15. I need things to be arranged in a particular order.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

16. I feel that there are good and bad numbers.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

17. I wash my hands more often and longer than necessary.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely

18. I frequently get nasty thoughts and have difficulty in getting rid of them.

Not at all

A little

Moderately

A lot

Extremely