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How is OCD severity rated?

Obsessive compulsive disorder is rated on a scale of 0 to 40 using an assessment test called a Y-BOCS. Find out more about this test in this video with Wayne Goodman, MD, chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.


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