OCD Symptom Checklist

OCD Symptom Checklist

Please check which boxes apply currently or have happened in the past but are not current. If you have not had a symptom, please move to the next question.
Aggressive/Harming Obsessions
Current Past
Fear might harm self
Fear of eating with a knife or fork, fear of handling sharp objects, fear of walking near glass windows.
Fear might harm others
Fear of poisoning other people’s food, fear of harming babies, fear of pushing someone in front of a train, fear of hurting someone’s feelings, fear of being responsible by not providing assistance for some imagined catastrophe, fear of causing harm by bad advice.
Violent or horrific images
Images of murders, dismembered bodies, or other disgusting scenes.
Fear of blurting out obscenities or insults
Fear of shouting obscenities in public situations like church, fear of writing obscenities.
Fear of doing something else embarrassing
Fear of appearing foolish in social situations.
Fear will act on unwanted impulses
Fear of driving a car into a tree, fear of running someone over, fear of stabbing a friend.
Fear will steal things
Fear of "cheating" a cashier, fear of shoplifting inexpensive items.
Fear will harm others because not careful enough
Fear of causing an accident without being aware of it (such as a hit-and-run automobile accident).
Fear of being responsible for something else terrible happening
Fear of causing a fire or burglary because of not being careful enough in checking the house before leaving.
Other worries about causing harm
Contamination Obsessions
Concerns of disgust with bodily waste or secretions
Fear of contracting AIDS, cancer, or other diseases from public restrooms; fears of your own saliva, urine, feces, semen, or vaginal secretions.
Concern with dirt or germs
Fear of picking up germs from sitting in certain chairs, shaking hands, or touching door handles.
Excessive concern of environmental contaminants
Fear of being contaminated by asbestos or radon, fear of radioactive substances, fear of things associated with towns containing toxic waste sites.
Excessive concern with household items
Fear of poisonous kitchen or bathroom cleansers, solvents, insect spray or turpentine.
Excessive concern with animals
Fear of being contaminated by touching an insect, dog, cat or other animal.
Bothered by sticky substances or residues
Fear of adhesive tape or other sticky substances that may trap contaminants.
Concerned will get ill because of contaminant
Fear of getting ill as a direct result of being contaminated (beliefs vary about how long the disease will take to appear).
Concerned will get others ill by spreading contamination
Fear of touching other people or preparing their food after you touch poisonous substances (like gasoline or after you touch your own body).
Other contamination worries
Sexual Obsessions
Forbidden or unacceptable sexual thoughts/images/impulses
Unwanted sexual thoughts about strangers, family, or friends.
Sexual worries about children or incest
Unwanted thoughts about sexually molesting either your own children or other children.
Sexual worries involving homosexuality
Worries like "Am I a homosexual?" or "What if I suddenly become gay?" when there is no basis for these thoughts.
Inappropriate or aggressive sexual behavior toward others
Unwanted images of violent sexual behavior toward adult strangers, friends or family members.
Other sexual worries
Hoarding/Saving Obsessions
Have obsessions about hoarding or saving things
Worries about throwing away seemingly unimportant things that you might need in the future, urges to pick up and collect useless things.
Religious Obsessions
Scrupulously concerned with sacrilege and blasphemy
Worries about having blasphemous thoughts, saying blasphemous things, or being punished for such things.
Excessive concerns with right/wrong morality
Worries about always doing "the right thing", having told a lie, or having cheated someone.
Other religious obsessions

   

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