For each of the following statements, write O if it is an obsession and C if it is a compulsion.

1Neutralizing a bad thought by replacing it with a good thought
2Horrific images in the mind
3Thoughts of losing or not having things you might need.
4Confessing excessively
5Intrusive sexually explicit or violent thoughts and image
6Rereading or rewriting something repeatedly
7Ordering or arranging things to get them just right
8Excessive toilet routines
9Fear of being a pedophile
10Checking in on loved ones to make sure they’re safe.
11Thoughts of being contaminated
12Thoughts of loss of control and harming yourself or others.
13Accumulating “junk” such as old newspapers or bags.
14Counting without being able to stop
15Walking in and out of rooms repeatedly
16Thoughts of being homosexual
17Checking repeatedly for mistakes
18Fear of being dirty or making others dirty.
19Fear of stealing things.
20Superstitions; excessive attention to good luck and bad luck concepts
21Excessive focus on religious or moral ideas.
22Counting, tapping, repeating certain words.
23Urge to strip in public
24Sexually inappropriate images in the mind
25Excessive double-checking of locks, appliances, and switches.
26Repeating something a ‘safe’ number of times
27Avoidance of contaminants
28Urge to shout expletives in public
29Order and symmetry: the idea that everything must line up properly.
30Need for evenness and perfection
31Fear of committing sin
32Thoughts of being sick
33Reviewing events to prevent harm
34Concern about right and wrong
35Praying excessively or engaging in rituals triggered by religious fear.
36Spending a lot of time washing or cleaning
37Need for having the perfect memory
38Controlling hand movements to not harm someone
39Asking someone repeatedly to confirm something
40Fear of accidentally or purposefully running over someone

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