What is the Ybocs test?

The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) is an OCD screening test that can help determine the severity of your OCD symptoms. Use the results to help decide if you need to see a doctor or other mental health professional to further discuss diagnosis and treatment of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).

Can I take a test to see if I have OCD?

Doctors and mental health professionals test for OCD by talking with you about your symptoms, determining if you have obsessions and compulsive behaviors, and by evaluating if these thoughts and behaviors interfere with your functioning.

What tests do doctors run for OCD?

What happens during an OCD test? Your primary care provider may give you a physical exam and order blood tests to find out if your symptoms are being caused by certain medicines, another mental illness, or other physical disorders.

Is Y-BOCS self administered?

The Y-BOCS is a 10-item self-or clinical-administered measure of the severity of the Obsessive-compulsory disorder.

What is the Yale Brown compulsive Scale?

The Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale was designed to remedy the problems of existing rating scales by providing a specific measure of the severity of symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder that is not influenced by the type of obsessions or compulsions present.

Is it OCD or just anxiety?

People with GAD tend to jump from one anxiety to another throughout their day (or have a general sense of being overwhelmed), whereas someone with OCD is more likely to obsess on a particular anxiety (or a few of them) and devote excessive attention to it.

Do I have pure OCD?

Symptoms of Pure OCD Examples include: Intrusive thoughts about intentionally causing self-harm and harm to others. Persistent fears over causing unintentional harm to themselves or others. Persistent fears about engaging in repugnant sexual acts like molesting a child.

Will a brain scan show OCD?

Brain scans may be helpful in showing the differences in the structure and function of brain regions in individuals with OCD. Such studies can provide new targets for the treatment of OCD.

How long does the Y-BOCS take?

The Y-BOCS rating scale takes approximately 5 minutes to complete once the patient has completed the initial symptom checklist and serves as a good measure to assess symptom fluctuation in a clinical setting.