How is OCD Diagnosed?

Only trained therapists can diagnose OCD.

Therapists will look for three things:

  • The person has obsessions.
  • He or she does compulsive behaviors.
  • The obsessions and compulsions take a lot of time and get in the way of important activities the person values, such as working, going to school, or spending time with friends.

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