Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a mental health condition characterized by uncontrollable and recurring thoughts (obsession), engagement in repetitive behaviors (compulsions), or both. OCD affects an estimated 1.2% of the U.S.’s adult population and can significantly interfere with a person’s daily functionality and quality of life. That’s why finding treatment is so important. Do you think you may be dealing with the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder? If you’re interested in taking an online OCD test, keep the following factors in mind.
What should you be mindful of when taking an online OCD test?
There are many factors to be aware of when looking for an OCD test to take online. Some of the key factors include:
- The site is reputable — One of the first things to look for in an online OCD quiz is if it’s provided by a reputable website with a certain amount of authority. You want to ensure that experts in the disorder provide the quiz you are taking and know how to recognize its symptoms. An online OCD quiz provided by a less than reputable source may mislead you about the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder.
- They offer instant results — These online quizzes should only show you whether you identify with the symptoms of OCD but should never provide you with a diagnosis. Reputable treatment providers will analyze your answers and provide you with information via email or a phone call and/or schedule a consultation to gather more information. Online OCD quizzes should never replace speaking with a licensed clinical professional.
- They direct you to the appropriate resources — After taking your online OCD quiz, the provider of that quiz should direct you to a series of resources. Reputable treatment providers will make mental health resources accessible regardless of your quiz results.
What should you do after taking an online OCD test?
If you’re looking for a reputable online OCD test, you can take ours here. If the licensed clinical therapist reviewing your quiz answers determines that symptoms are consistent with obsessive-compulsive disorder, they will reach out to you directly to schedule an in-person or virtual consultation to determine if an OCD diagnosis is appropriate. If you are diagnosed with OCD by a licensed clinical therapist, you and your therapist will come up with a personalized treatment plan to address your symptoms and work toward recovery. If the answers on your OCD quiz do not indicate the presence of obsessive-compulsive disorder, a professional will contact you and let you know that as well.
Lightfully can treat your obsessive-compulsive disorder
Our mission at Lightfully is to provide data-driven, evidence-based and whole-person-centered care to clients with mental health disorders, including OCD. That’s why we’re confident that we can help you manage the symptoms of your OCD.
Lightfully offers various levels of care to both adults and teens: Residential Treatment, Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP), and Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP), also referred to as our Day Treatment Program. We also offer a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program (vIOP) for adults. Lightfully helps clients determine the most likely root of their condition so that an effective, long-term treatment plan can follow.
Change is possible. When you’re ready to take the first step, reach out to our Admissions Concierge Team. We’ll take the next steps together, toward the fullest, brightest version of you.