What is included in the evaluation of suspected obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Updated: May 17, 2018
  • Author: William M Greenberg, MD; Chief Editor: David Bienenfeld, MD  more...
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Once OCD is suspected, the following should be performed:

  • Define the range and severity of OCD symptoms; the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS) [2] is a good tool for this purpose

  • Complete Mental Status Examination; look for comorbid symptoms and disorders


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