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OCD/OCPD Spectrum Test

The obsessive-compulsive disorder spectrum encompasses a range of symptoms, all pointing to the presence of repetitions, checking behaviors, and the like. However, there is considerable variation in the type and severity of the symptoms.

This test combines the insights of several prior efforts to research obsessive-compulsive disorders to bring you a single, composite test for measuring obsessive-compulsive occurrences across 7 different domains.

Where do you fall on the obsessive-compulsive spectrum? For each of the following questions, indicate your level of agreement below.

Question 1 of 35

I am often concerned that my sexual fantasies are immoral.



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

The IDRlabs Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Test was informed by the Y-BOCS’ criteria for obsessive-compulsive disorder as published in Goodman WK, Price LH, Rasmussen SA, Mazure C, Fleischmann RL, Hill CL, Heninger GR, Charney DS. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 1989 Nov. 46 (11): 1006-11. doi: 10.1001/archpsyc.1989.01810110048007. PMID 2684084.; Rosario-Campos, MC; Miguel, EC; et al. (May 2006). "The Dimensional Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (DY-BOCS): an instrument for assessing obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions". Mol Psychiatry. 11 (5): 495–504. doi:10.1038/ PMID 16432526.; 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. PMID 20528050.; Esfahani, S.; Motaghipour, Y.; Kamkari, K.; Zahiredin, A.; Janbozorgi, M. (2012). "Reliability and Validity of the Persian Version of the Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS). (English)". Iranian Journal of Psychiatry & Clinical Psychology. 17 (4): 297–303.

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-BOCS, for clinical use, especially by qualified mental health professionals. The present test is intended for educational purposes only. IDRlabs and the present IDRlabs Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum Test are independent of the above researchers, organizations, or their affiliated institutions.

The Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Spectrum Test is based on a famous and well-regarded inventory for the assessment of the clinical concept of obsessive-compulsive disorder. However, free online tests and quizzes such as this one are solely first takes and cannot provide accurate assessments of your potential condition. 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 obsessive-compulsive disorder spectrum test, which allows you to screen yourself for the signs and symptoms of this condition, we have striven to make the test as reliable and valid as possible by subjecting it to statistical controls and validation. However, free online quizzes such as the present obsessive-compulsive disorder spectrum 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 obsessive-compulsive spectrum test is delivered to you free of charge and will allow you to obtain your scores related to contamination, aggression, sexual/religious, symmetry, counting, hoarding, and miscellaneous 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 obsessive-compulsive disorder 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.