This short quiz will determine the general likelihood of several mental health disorders in your child's life. Take your time to answer all questions truthfully, and your results will be shown at the end of the quiz!
My child checks things more often than necessary.
My child avoids germs or other contaminants and washes or cleans him/herself excessively.
If things are not arranged properly or in a particular order, my child gets very upset.
My child asks the same questions over and over again, or asks others to repeat the same things to him/her several times.
My child spends an excessive amount of time completing tasks or academic work, because s/he has to do things over and over again.
My child has to repeat certain words, phrases, or numbers over and over again in order to erase bad thoughts and feelings.
My child has a hard time making decisions.
My child is often worried that something bad will happen.
My child has to do things in a certain way to make sure it is just right, or otherwise would get very upset.
My child needs to touch or tap things in a certain way to feel okay.
My child repeatedly pulls hair out from his/her scalp, eyebrows, lashes, or body.
My child has hair loss from excessive hair-pulling.
My child is not able to resist or stop picking at his/her skin.
My child picks excessively at his/her skin, which has resulted in skin lesions.
My child has saved up so many things that they get in the way.
My child collects things that s/he doesn’t need.
My child has a hard time throwing things away or donating them.
My child is always bringing home useless material and refuses to get rid of them.
My child gets upset when others make any comments, even positive ones, about his/her appearance.
My child is constantly saying how s/he is unhappy with his/her appearance or a specific body area.
My child spends an excessive amount of time camouflaging a flaw in his/her appearance even if it’s minor or nonexistent.
My child is often checking for minor or nonexistent imperfections in his/her image through mirrors or other reflective surfaces.
My child is excessively distressed when anticipating or experiencing separation from home or family members.
My child persistently refuses to leave the house for school, extracurricular activities, play dates, or sleep away camp.
My child excessively fears or is reluctant to being alone.
My child is extremely worried about catastrophic events that will cause separation from loved ones, such as being kidnapped, getting lost, having an accident, or becoming chronically ill.
My child throws temper tantrums when having to go to places like school or social events without his/her family members.
My child gets repeated, unexpected panic attacks, in which s/he cries uncontrollably and incessantly.
My child is often asking about family members’ whereabouts and worries excessively when separated from family members.
My child is excessively clingy and afraid of being alone.
My child is extremely afraid to be near certain insects or animals.
Being in enclosed places like elevators or a small room frightens my child.
My child is extremely afraid of flying, taking the train, or traveling to faraway places.
My child is constantly asking about natural disasters like hurricanes, earthquakes, and tornadoes, and appears very distressed by them.
My child gets anxious when having to speak or perform in front of others.
My child has a hard time meeting new people and tends to keep in the background during social situations.
My child is overly worried about making mistakes in front of people.
My child is excessively concerned with what others think of him/her.
My child gets very uncomfortable at the sight of knives, scissors, and other sharp objects.
My child is extremely afraid of going to the dentist or doctors.
The sight of blood or injections frightens my child.
My child refuses to get blood drawn and necessary shots or endures it with much distress.
My child asks a million questions when s/he feels uncertain or doesn’t have the exact answers.
My child continuously worries almost every day about real and imagined problems, situations, and/or events.
My child’s excessive worries about everyday problems lead to physical tension and complaints, such as headaches, tiredness, and body aches.
My child is often worried about what is going to happen.
My child has experienced or witnessed events that posed actual or threatened death, serious injury, or sexual violence.
My child is distressed by recurrent, intrusive memories, flashbacks, or nightmares about a harmful event that posed serious threat.
My child makes significant efforts to avoid distressing memories, thoughts, feelings, or reminders about a harmful event that posed serious threat.
My child gets easily startled, has difficulty sleeping or experiencing pleasure, becomes quickly irritable and angry, or feels detached or helpless since experiencing a harmful event that posed serious threat.
My child has rigid eating patterns and prefers to eat alone.
My child exercises excessively, purges food consumed, or uses diet pills, laxatives, diuretics to keep from gaining weight.
My child feels fat even when others have disagreed.
My child is constantly weighing him/herself.
Time is Up!
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Division of Strategic Cognitive Behavioral Institute, Inc.
1849 Sawtelle Blvd, Suite 710, Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Renewed Freedom Center is excited to offer a new online group specifically for adolescents, 13-17 years old who have OCD. This donation-based group will provide psychoeducation about OCD and its treatment, give space for adolescents to feel heard and supported by peers dealing with similar issues and allow peers to socialize and build a community to help one-another in beating OCD. Adolescents will learn specific tools and learn how to utilize Exposure and Response Prevention to help release the grip OCD has on them. The main goal of this group is to assist adolescents in building resiliency to deal with adulthood without the struggle of OCD. This group will be run by two mental health professionals who have extensive experience in the treatment of OCD and anxiety disorders.