Questionnaire (YBOCS)

Hello! Please click the button below to complete a short questionnaire. Doing this regularly is one way we can track how therapy is going. Your responses will be emailed directly to Dr Forzisi.

This self-rating scale is designed to assess the severity and type of symptoms in patients with OCD. Before you begin the test, read the following definitions and examples of “obsessions” and “compulsions.”
OBSESSIONS are unwelcome or distressing ideas, thoughts, images or impulses that repeatedly enter your mind. They may seem to occur against your will. They may be repugnant to you, are often senseless, and may not fit your actual personality at all (for example, the recurrent thought or impulse to harm to your children, even though you never would).
COMPULSIONS are behaviors or acts that you feel driven to perform, even though you may recognize them as senseless or excessive. At times, you may try to resist doing them, but this may prove difficult. You may experience anxiety that does not diminish until the behavior is completed.
Answer each question based on the average occurrence of each item over the past week. The first 5 questions relate to obsessive thoughts, the last 5 questions relate to compulsive behaviors.
1. How much of your time is occupied by obsessive thoughts? *
0 = None 1 = Less than 1 hour per day 2 = 1-3 hours per day 3 = 3-8 hours per day 4 = More than 8 hours per day
2. How much do your obsessive thoughts interfere with functioning in your social, work, or other roles? *
0 = None 1 = Slight interference, but no impairment 2 = Definite interference, but manageable 3 = Substantial interference 4 = Extreme interference, incapacitating
3. How much distress do your obsessive thoughts cause you? *
0 = None 1 = Mild, not too disturbing 2 = Moderate, disturbing, but still manageable 3 = Severe, very disturbing 4 = Extreme, near constant and disabling distress
4. How much of an effort do you make to resist the obsessive thoughts? *
0 = Always make an effort to resist, or don’t even need to resist 1 = Try to resist most of the time 2 = Make some effort to resist 3 = Reluctantly yield to all obsessive thoughts 4 = Completely and willingly yield to all obsessions
5. How much control do you have over your obsessive thoughts? *
0 = Complete control 1 = Much control, usually able to stop or divert 3 = obsessions with some effort and concentration 2 = Moderate control, sometimes able to stop or divert obsessions 3 = Little control, rarely successful in stopping or dismissing obsessions 4 = No control, rarely able to even momentarily alter obsessive thinking
6. How much time do you spend performing compulsive behaviors? *
0 = None 1 = Less than 1 hour per day 2 = 1-3 hours per day 3 = 3-8 hours per day 4 = More than 8 hours per day
7. How much do your compulsive behaviors interfere with functioning in your social, work, or other roles? *
0 = None 1 = Slight interference, but no impairment 2 = Definite interference, but managable 3 = Substantial intereference 4 = Extreme intereference, incapacitating
8. How anxious would you become if you were prevented from performing your compulsive behaviors? *
0 = No anxiety 1 = Only slightly anxious 2 = Some anxiety, but managable 3 = Prominent and disturbing anxiety 4 = Extreme, incapacitating anxiety
9. IHow much of an effort do you make to resist the compulsions? *
0 = Always make an effort to resist, or don’t even need to resist 1 = Try to resist most of the time 2 = Make some effort to resist 3 = Reluctantly yield to all complusions 4 = Completely and willingly yield to all complusions
10. How much control do you have over the compulsions? *
0 = Complete control 1 = Much control, usually able to stop or divert compulsive behavior with some effort and concentration 2 = Moderate control, sometimes able to stop or divert compulsive behavior 3 = Little control, rarely successful in stopping or dismissing compulsive behavior 4 = No control, rarely able to even momentarily alter compulsive behavior