Test your knowledge on mental health disorders

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

As part of the DeStress for Success© program, we asked 173 teenagers* what they knew about mental health disorders.

It is now your turn to test your knowledge on mental health disorders! Compare your answers with the participants of the program by clicking on the answer's link.

Then check out if you are right with the expert’s explanations from Obsessive-compulsive disorder and TIC disorder Studies Centre, at Fernand-Seguin Research Centre of Louis-H.Lafontaine Hospital.


Q. Have you ever heard of obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Particpants' answer*


Did you know?

An example of the compulsion that relieves an obsession of contamination might be to wash their hands very often.

About 2 % of children suffer of obsessive compulsive disorder.

Only 16 % of teenagers have an idea of what the obsessive compulsive disorder is.

Certain teenagers told us that it was to be obsessed or troubled by something. They also talked about people having abusive and impulsive behaviour.

In your opinion, are they right ?

People who suffer from OCD have obessesions and compulsions

Obsessions: Thoughts or images that are uncontrollable.

Compulsions: actions or behaviours to stop the obssesions.


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