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Screening for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

There are no screening guidelines for OCD. Mental health questions are now a common part of regular medical exams. The doctor may ask more questions if answers suggest a mental health issue.


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Table of all screening tools and rating scales: obsessive-compulsive disorder detail. Massachusetts General Hospital: School of Psychiatry Program website. Available at: http://www.massgeneral.org/schoolpsychiatry/screening_ocd.asp. Accessed January 13, 2020.

Last reviewed May 2020 by Adrian Preda, MD  Last Updated: 7/29/2020