Before meeting with a doctor to talk about the possibility that you have obsessive-compulsive disorder, here's how you can prepare for the appointment.

  • Make a list of any symptoms you've noticed, including any that may seem unrelated to OCD.
  • Make a note of relevant personal information, including any major stresses or recent life changes.
  • Take with you a list of all medications, vitamins, herbal remedies or other supplements, as well as the dosages.
  • Make a list of questions you want to ask the doctor. Here are some possible questions.
    • How do you treat OCD?
    • How can treatment help?
    • What medications can help?
    • Will talk therapy work?
    • How long will treatment take?
    • What can I do to help myself?
    • Are their websites you can recommend?

    Publication Review By: the Editorial Staff at

    Published: 09 Jun 2014

    Last Modified: 09 Jun 2014