Millions of people are affected by OCD. Current estimates are that approximately 1 in 40 adults in the U.S. (about 2.3% of the population) and 1 in 100 children have this condition. OCD is characterized by obsessions and compulsions that take up at least an hour a day – but usually longer – and cause significant distress. Have you ever thought you might be ODC? Take this short quiz and find out.
OCD is a disorder that has a neurobiological basis. It equally affects men, women and children of all races, ethnicities and socioeconomic backgrounds. In the United States, about 1 in 40 adults and 1 in 100 children have OCD.
Although there is no laboratory test exists that can identify OCD, Mental health professionals frequently use diagnostic interviews to determine the presence of OCD. It is not a substitute for a formal evaluation and diagnosis provided by a qualified mental health professional, but there is a self-screening test you can take to determine if you have symptoms similar to those associated with OCD and could benefit from professional help.
For those that think they are living with OCD, it is important to live a healthy and balanced life. Getting enough sleep, proper diet and exercise, social relationships, and productive work of some type are all positive thing that can help those recover and lead a healthy and happy life.