Obsessive compulsive disorder diagnosis

A mental health professional will assess you against a classification manual. For a diagnosis of OCD, you would likely be experiencing:

  • Unwanted and intrusive obsessions
  • Unwanted compulsions, even if they alleviate some anxiety from the obsessions
  • Time-consuming obsessions and/or compulsions lasting more than 1 hour each day
  • The obsessions and compulsions are causing you significant distress

As part of the diagnosis you will likely be asked about your beliefs underlying your obsessions and compulsions.

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