Hi, I'm about a year to a year and a half from my potential application time, and I'm starting to look more closely at applications, school, and so forth; I even have an idea of what I want to research, though that may change over the next year+. One of my top schools asks the following questions on their app: "Within the past five years have you experienced, been diagnosed with, or received treatment for a persistent or severe emotional or mental illness or personality disorder?" (yes/no) "Within the past five years have you experienced, been diagnosed with, or received treatment for any physical or mental conditions that may impair or interfer with your ability to practice as a psychologist?" (yes/no) There's also a space and request to provide dates (explictly asked for), explanations, and documentations. My situation is a bit unusual: Freshman year of college (about 1 year ago, 2.5 years at application time) I experienced what was most likely contamination OCD. I contacted a friend of mine who was in clinical psych grad school at the time for advice. She advised me to seek treatment but also gave me some unoffical, very basic advice. I took her advice and dealt with it myself and have been symptom free for about 5 or 6 months. Never went to treatment, never was actually dx'd with anything, etc., so there's no official documentation of any of this... Assuming I stay symptom-free, what do I put on this application? Yes? But given that I have no official diagnosis, treatment records, etc., what would I put for an explanation? Given the "experienced" term, what is the ethical/proper thing to do here? Thank you very much!