• Questions 1 to 5 are about your obsessive thoughts. Obsessions are unwanted ideas, images, or impulses that intrude on thinking against your wishes and efforts to resist them. They usually involve themes of harm, risk, and danger. Common obsessions are excessive fears of contamination; recurring doubts about danger; extreme concern with order, symmetry, or exactness; fear of losing important things.

  • How much of your time was occupied by obsessive thoughts?
  • How much do your obsessive thoughts interfere with your work, school, social, or other important role functioning? Is there anything you don’t do because of them?
  • How much distress do your obsessive thoughts cause you?
  • How much of an effort do you make to resist the obsessive thoughts? How often do you try and disregard or turn your attention away from those thoughts as they enter your mind?
  • How much control do you have over your obsessive thoughts? How successful are you in stopping or diverting your obsessive thinking?
  • Compulsions are urges that people have to do something to lessen feelings of anxiety or other discomfort. Often they do repetitive, purposeful, intentional behaviors called rituals. The behavior itself may seem appropriate but it becomes a ritual when done to excess. Washing, checking, repeating, straightening, hoarding, and many other behaviors can be rituals. Some rituals are mental. For example, thinking or saying things over and over under your breath.

  • How much time do you spend performing compulsive behaviors? How much longer than most people does it take to complete routine activities because of your rituals? How frequently do you do rituals?
  • How much do your compulsive behaviors interfere with your work, school, social, or other important role functioning? Is there anything you can’t do because of your compulsions?
  • How would you feel if prevented from performing your compulsion(s)? How anxious would you become?
  • How much of an effort do you make to resist the compulsions?
  • How strong is the drive to perform the compulsive behavior? How much control do you have over the compulsions?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Description

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

Scores Produced

Total: 0-40

Interpretation

0-7 Sub-clinical
8-15 Mild
16-23 Moderate
24-31 Severe
32-40 Extreme