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3 Minute OCD Test

Based on the work of Dr. Wayne K. Goodman, M.D.

Instructions: Below is a list of questions that relate to life experiences common among people who have been diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Please read each question carefully and indicate whether it applies to you or not.

Your privacy is protected. All results are anonymous.

Question 1 of 10

I repetitively check light switches, water faucets, the stove, and/or the locks on my door.


The IDRlabs 3 Minute OCD Test (IDR-3MOCDT) was developed by IDRlabs. The IDR-3MOCDT is based on the work of Dr. Wayne K. Goodman and his colleagues, who created the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). The IDR-3MOCDT is not associated with any specific researchers in the field of psychopathology or any affiliated research institutions.

The IDRlabs 3 Minute OCD Test was informed by the Y-BOC’s criteria for OCD, as published in Goodman, W. K., Price, L. H., Rasmussen, S. A., Mazure, C., et al., The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale. I. Development, use, and reliability. Arch Gen Psychiatry, 1989. 46(11): p. 1006-11. Garnaat, SL; Norton, PJ (2010). "Factor structure and measurement invariance of the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale across four racial/ethnic groups." J Anxiety Disord. 24 (7): 723–8. doi:10.1016/j.janxdis.2010.05.004 Storch, E. A.; Larson, M. J.; Goodman, W. K.; Rasmussen, S. A.; Price, L. H.; Murphy, T. K. (2010). "Development and Psychometric Evaluation of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale—Second Edition." Psychological Assessment. 22 (2): 223–232. doi:10.1037/a0018492.

The work of Dr. Goodman and his colleagues has also informed some of the diagnostic criteria in the form of the widely used psychological instrument, the Y-BOC, for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs 3 Minute OCD Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, and their affiliated institutions.

The 3 Minute OCD Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, which comes under Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential personality disorder. Hence, the test is intended to be used for educational purposes only. A definitive mental health assessment can be made only by a qualified mental health professional.

As the publishers of this free online 3 Minute OCD Quiz, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this personality disorder, we have strived to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting this test to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present 3 Minute OCD Test do not provide professional assessments or recommendations of any kind; the test is provided entirely “as-is.” For more information about any of our online tests and quizzes, please consult our Terms of Service.

Why Use This Test?

1. Free. This 3 Minute OCD Test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to persistent unwanted urges and repetitive behaviors.

2. Clinically oriented. The feedback delivered by this instrument is based on the work of M.D.s and is designed to deliver a clear clinical picture of the respondent’s current symptoms indicating OCD as measured according to standardized items.

3. Statistical controls. Statistical analysis of the test is conducted to ensure maximum accuracy and validity of the test scores.

4. Made by professionals. The present test has been made with the input of people who work professionally with psychology and individual differences research.