Alternate Names : OCD, Obsessive-Compulsive Neurosis
How is the condition diagnosed?
Diagnosis of OCD begins with a medical history and physical exam. There are no specific tests for OCD. The healthcare provider will ask about any obsession or compulsive behavior. OCD is diagnosed if the behaviors take up more than an hour of the day or if they cause real distress.
The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (YBOCS) is sometimes used to measure the severity of the symptoms. Anxiety scales can also be used. These scales are designed to track response to treatment.