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To confirm whether you have OCD take the self-test below, or email Dr. Brodsky for a free phone consultation, make an appointment online yourself, or call 212-726-2390. 1. Do you have disturbing thoughts that just seem to "pop into your head" that you feel you have no control over? These thoughts could be about harm to yourself or others, health, cleanliness, safety, sexuality, violence, religion or morality, guilt, over-responsibility, things being out of order, appearance or body image, nonsense thoughts or unanswerable philosophical questions.
2. Do the thoughts cause an exaggerated anxiety, fear, guilt, panic, or discomfort that, at times, seems irrational even to you? (Young children with OCD might not believe their thoughts are irrational.)