Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) can cause a lot of stress for a person who has it. This can lead to difficulties in their personal lives, at work, and in academic life. Do you suspect you have some symptoms but aren’t sure what’s going on? Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson created an OCD test to help you identify common symptoms and see if they sound familiar. For those who need treatment, we provide a highly effective residential program that helps minimize the effect OCD has on a person and teaches them ways to cope with this often challenging mental health disorder.
Take Our OCD Test
Below is a list of questions for our OCD test that can be answered either with a “yes” or a “no”.
- Do you experience repetitive thoughts you cannot control that cause you anxiety?
- Do you feel a compulsion to perform certain acts repeatedly, even if they don’t necessarily make sense?
- Do you feel compelled to engage in excessive cleaning rituals including those related to your body and your home environment?
- Do you try to stop these thoughts and actions but find you are unable to do so?
- Do you feel a compulsion to repetitively check on something, like if you locked a door or turned off the stove?
- Do you have intrusive thoughts about embarrassing, taboo, or violent things and cannot control them?
- Do you have to perform certain acts a specific number of times, such as flipping a switch on and off?
- Do you need things to be in a very specific order, such as items in a cabinet or on a desktop, in order not to feel anxious?
- Do you spend at least an hour a day engaged in obsessive thoughts and/or compulsive behaviors?
- Have your obsessive actions caused difficulty in personal relationships, on the job, at school, or in social situations?
Test Assessment: Do I Have OCD?
Our OCD test is not an official diagnostic tool but is meant to help you think about if you deal with OCD. Sometimes people with this mental health disorder don’t understand what’s wrong or feel they don’t qualify as needing professional help. If you answered “yes” to two or more questions, you may have OCD and need to speak with a mental health professional who can give you a medical diagnosis.
Next Steps After Being Diagnosed with OCD
If you receive a diagnosis of OCD from a medical professional, they will likely provide you with treatment options. Some of these options may include medication and therapy. However, there are also OCD treatment centers such as Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson, Arizona that offer residential treatment. If being in a residential setting, with round-the-clock care and multiple types of therapy, contacting a residential treatment center such as ours may be a great option.
Types of Treatment
What type of treatment someone with OCD should get depends on the severity of their condition. Someone whose quality of life has become compromised to the point that many areas are impacted can benefit from going to a residential facility. This allows them the opportunity to leave the stressors of daily life behind while they focus on learning to improve their symptoms. After residential treatment, or as an alternative to it, outpatient treatment can provide the right level of care. Outpatient programs allow a person to travel to a facility for daytime appointments while still being able to live in their homes. Outpatient includes several levels of care ranging from one day to seven days per week.
Therapy can help people who have OCD in more than one way. Specific therapies target the symptoms of OCD, while others help the individual deal with contributing factors. This includes symptoms of depression, anxiety, and more. A popular type of therapy for OCD is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It helps people address their faulty thinking patterns and redirect them. The therapist teaches the person to begin to retrain their thoughts so they are more positive in nature. As a result, their behaviors follow suit.
Another common approach used to treat OCD is Exposure and Response Prevention therapy (ERP). This therapy teaches people to confront the things that trigger their symptoms, and acknowledge their stressful reactions, but not automatically act on them. Finally, holistic therapy can help reduce anxiety in a person, which then reduces their symptoms of OCD.
Benefits of Treating OCD
No one should have to live with OCD and not receive the kind of treatment that can make a real difference. Treatment for OCD includes therapies that help reduce the number and severity of symptoms a person experiences. As well, taking the right prescription medication can offer the same relief. When someone gains control over their thoughts and behaviors, it decreases the amount of anxiety they experience. In turn, when someone has less anxiety, they are less likely to engage in the cycles of OCD. Treatment helps people learn how to improve their quality of life both while in treatment and long after it concludes.
Contact Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson, Arizona, Today
If you took our OCD test and want to discuss the results, we are happy to provide insight. Montare Behavioral Health of Tucson employs a staff of experts who devote their professional lives to treating people with mental health disorders. We understand how having obsessive-compulsive disorder can make even simple tasks difficult to accomplish. We provide a menu of therapy choices that make a difference in reducing symptoms. As well, we offer access to prescription medications that ease the thoughts and behaviors.
Visit our admissions page now to find out more about how our program works. We are happy to discuss what your OCD test results mean for you.