Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS)

OCD Severity Rating Test

This is a test to rate the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder symptoms.

Instructions: Check the appropriate score below. Choose only one number per item. Scores should reflect the composite effect of all obsessive compulsive symptoms. Rate the average occurence of each item during the prior week up to and including now.

General Information

The information you provide below will be included in the mini-report generated by this website. If you wish to print your report to share with your mental health care provider, fill in all the information below. All information you provide is confidential. No names, email addresses, or IP addesses are ever recorded.

Your Name (optional):
Your Treatment Provider:
Your 3 Most Frequent Obsessions: *
Your 3 Most Frequent Compulsions: *

* See the comprehensive YBOCS Checklist of Obsessions and Compulsions, if necessary.

Obsession Rating Scale

- Item - - Range of Severity -
1. Time Spent
on Obsessions
0 hrs/day 0-1 hrs/day 1-3 hrs/day 3-8 hrs/day 8+ hrs/day
  Score
2. Interference
from Obsessions
None Mild Definite
but Manageable
Substantial
Impairment
Incapacitating
  Score
3. Distress
from Obsessions
None Little Moderate
but Manageable
Severe Near Constant,
Disabling
  Score
4. Resistance
to Obsessions
Always
Resists
Much
Resistance
Some
Resistance
Often
Yields
Completely
Yields
  Score
5. Control Over
Obsessions
Complete
Control
Much
Control
Some
Control
Little
Control
No
Control
  Score

Compulsion Rating Scale

- Item - - Range of Severity -
1. Time Spent
on Compulsions
0 hrs/day 0-1 hrs/day 1-3 hrs/day 3-8 hrs/day 8+ hrs/day
  Score
2. Interference
from Compulsions
None Mild Definite but
Manageable
Substantial
Impairment
Incapacitating
  Score
3. Distress when
Resisting Compulsions
None Little Moderate but
Manageable
Severe Near Constant,
Disabling
  Score
4. Resistance
to Compulsions
Always
Resists
Much
Resistance
Some
Resistance
Often
Yields
Completely
Yields
  Score
5. Control Over
Compulsions
Complete
Control
Much
Control
Some
Control
Little
Control
No
Control
  Score
  


Credits: WK Goodman et al, "The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale," Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989; 46:1006-1011.