Top
30
Doctor insights on: Living With Someone With Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

Share
1

1
What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

What can I do about obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

How Others See You: Ocpd (http://bit. Ly/11eonc1) makes people rigid, bossy. It robs life of joy & takes a toll on relationships. It can cause great anguish & frustration to its sufferers. Read up on ocpd -what it looks like to you and to others. Most effective treatment 4 ocpd = psychotherapy - incl insight-oriented therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt), acceptance & commitment therapy (act), etc. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
342 Doctors shared insights

Personality Disorder (Definition)

According to the dsm IV tr, a personality disorder is: an enduring pattern of inner experience and behavior that deviates markedly from the expectations of the individual's culture, is pervasive and inflexible, has an onset in adolescence or early adulthood, is stable over time, and leads ...Read more


2

2
What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

What would you suggest I do to control obsessive compulsive personality disorder in myself?

1st, Back 2 Basics?: Like ocd, ocpd can rob life of joy, & take a toll on relationships. Both can cause great anguish & frustration 2 its sufferers. If u haven't done so be4, read up on ocpd & ocd - how they tic. Most effective treatments: a) 4 ocd = exposure & response prevention (http://bit. Ly/12d); b) 4 ocpd = (http://bit. Ly/11eonc1) - psychotherapy (including insight-oriented, cbt, acceptance & commitment therapy). ...Read more

3

3
Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Can Zoloft (sertraline) be used for obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Antidepressants: Can be used to treat OCD. Which one may work best for you is something you and your doc can work on together. See "The Boy Who Couldn't Stop Washing" by Rappaport if you have not read it. It's an oldie but goodie. Peace and good health. ...Read more

4

4
Until I go see a therapist, what are some ways I can deal my ocpd? (not ocd- I am referring to obsessive compulsive personality disorder)

Until I go see a therapist, what are some ways I can deal my ocpd? (not ocd- I am referring to obsessive compulsive personality disorder)

Still educate self: Ocd and ocpd are related disorders but not the same. I apologize if I mistook your previous question, and still suggest educating yourself about your diagnosis. Http://tinyurl. Com/lkpgpra also, be willing to consider how it's affecting your life and others around you. Some with ocpd feel their problems would be solved if others simply became more like them -- & may not see need for treatment. ...Read more

5

5
Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Can I have obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, borderline personality disorder and generalized anxiety disorder?

Theoretically yes,: But unlikely. The symptom most likely, most common to these four is anxiety, so start there. Go to a clinician and answer a lot of questions about your history and symptoms. This will fine-tune your understanding of what's going on. Treatment follows from that... ...Read more

6

6
What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?

What is the differed between obsessive compulsive disorder and obsessive compulsive personality disoder?

OCD: This is an anxiety do, with intrusive thoughts that cause apprehension/fear/worry, and repetitive behaviors aimed at reducing the anxiety. Examples are excess washing, cleaning, checking, hoarding, emotional/financial distress.
OC Personality is pervasive pattern of preoccupation with details & rules & schedules, rigid, stubborn, hoards, perfectionism. ...Read more

7

7
I have obsessive compulsive disorder I think. So do I need to see someone?

I have obsessive compulsive disorder I think. So do I need to see someone?

Do you want help?: If obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) symptoms are bothering you enough to interfere with your life, then yes -- seeing someone would be wise. Your asking this question shows that this is on your mind. Why suffer longer than you need to, when helpful treatments are available? You can contact a psychiatrist, psychologist, or other therapist; they'll be glad to assist you. ...Read more

8

8
Like to know if someone has obsessive compulsive disorder? Is there an app for that?

Like to know if someone has obsessive compulsive disorder? Is there an app for that?

An App For That: There are a number of apps for the iphone to help determine if a person might suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder. The app : ybocs OCD test found in the apple app store is an excellent app when it comes to ocd. It is based upon the well known yale-brown obsessive compulsive scale. The 1st part of the program helps with diagnosis and the 2nd half is about gathering data to measure progress. ...Read more

9

9
Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Can someone tell me how to overcome obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Get help: There is not a simple solution to overcoming ocd. Find a therapist who specializes in ocd and start working on overcoming the symptoms. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if the ocd is severe. Behavioral techniques can be helpful in combination with insight oriented work. Good luck, but it will take time, don't be discouraged. ...Read more

10

10
What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

What are the symptoms of obsessive compulsive disorders?

OCD: Ocd is an anxiety disorder characterized by repeated unwanted thoughts, feelings, ideas (obsessions) or behaviors make them feel driven to do something (compulsions), or both. The key is that they are unpleasant and intrusive thoughts and the compulsions are an attempt to relieve the anxiety. Ocd patients often know it is excessive. Theme (s) involved can be many things, including checking or germs. ...Read more

11

11
Please tell me what causes obsessive-compulsive disorders?

Please tell me what causes obsessive-compulsive disorders?

A few ideas: Now, there seems to be a consensus that there is a biological, at least partially genetic, issue involving neurotransmitters. Part of the presentation appears to be similar across sufferers but individual differences in expression reflect one's other character traits and personality styles as well as culture and intellectual differences. Best! ...Read more

12

12
How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

How can I treat obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Therapy, medication: The most effective treatment for diagnosed obsessive-compulsive disorder is something called cognitive-behavioral therapy (cbt). During cbt, a therapist can help you "train yourself" to deal with the anxiety and emotions that accompany the compulsions associated with the disorder. There are also medications that may help, but they will be less effective without therapy. ...Read more

14

14
Obsessive compulsive disorder resistant to help?

OCD seeking help: Persons with OCD can vary a bit in their willingness to get treatment, and the degree to which they seem to "want" to change. The most resistant sub-group of ocd'ers I have observed has been hoarders, who are often quite unwilling to change or get help, resisting all efforts to "contain" their compulsions. They experience intolerable anxiety when "deprived" of their collection. ...Read more

15

15
How do you know if obsessive compulsive disorder?

Obssesive compulsive: Ocd is defined as a anxiety disorder with endless cycles of repeatative thoughts and bahaviour. Recurring thoghts and fears they can not control. Anxiety produced by these thoughts leads to perform certain rituals or routines. There is fear of jerms and diseases, or making mistakes etc. It can present with repeatative washing of hands or bathing or many other tasks. Person is aware but cannot stop. ...Read more

16

16
Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

Can you please define obsessive compulsive disorder?

A Bit of Info: A disorder characterized by obsessions ; compulsions. Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit. Ly/ykpajd. Exposure ; response prevention = effective treatment. ...Read more

17

17
How can I fight OCD (Obsessive–compulsive disorder)?

Please get the help: Of a mental health professional. Psychotherapy and/or medication can be very helpful. See a book called "The boy who couldn't stop washing." Peace and good health. ...Read more

18

18
Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Is it possible to cure obsessive-compulsive disorder?

Manage: Ocd is disorder which can be well managed and have go into complete remission. However we don't usually talk about being cured because of its chronic phasic nature. ...Read more

19

19
Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

Are the symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder bad?

OCD Symptoms: The symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder range from very mild causing little to no impairment in a patient's life, to very severe where the patient is totally disabled and unable to perform even simple activities of daily living. Examples: counting rituals interfere with getting to work, spending 12 hours each day in the shower, fear of HIV contamination leaves a patient home bound. ...Read more

20

20
Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

Why is obsessive compulsive disorder oso common today?

OCD recognized more: Ocd was once dubbed the 'secret disorder' because sufferers instinctively "hide" it from others, suffering in isolation, feeling very abnormal. Prevalance may run from 2% to a surprising 4% of population, so literally we previously did not know its rate of occurrence, missing it a lot. Diagnosis better with some standardized screening tools and scales to help nail it down. Publicity adds notoriety. ...Read more

21

21
How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How do I know if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Insight: The important thing about OCD is that you realize that the thoughts and behaviors don't make a lot of sense to others. For example, if you have obsessions of contamination and need to wash your hands, you realize that everyone else would see that as strange. The anxiety is just too uncomfortable to do nothing. Children don't need to have the insight to have ocd. ...Read more

22

22
I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

I need advice with obsessive compulsive disorder / ocd?

ERP! Talk Back 2OCD!: Ocd can rob ur life of fun/joy ; it can really take a toll on relationships. The more u listen 2ocd ; believe what it tells u, the more powerful it becomes. Have u had exposure ; response prevention (erp) therapy? This is the "gold standard" treatment. ..Can teach u how 2 say shut up 2ocd. Get people close 2u involved in ur treatment. Learn more via int'l ocd foundat'n www. Ocfoundation. Org. ...Read more

23

23
How can I tell if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How can I tell if I have obsessive compulsive disorder?

How to check for OCD: A person can use a number of standardized scales and diagnostic screeners to cone down on if you have OCD or not. If you go on line and google OCD screening tools, you will find things like the yale brown obsessive compulsive checklist, or ybocs. With a little background, you can take this. Plan to discuss this with a trained mental health professional like a psychiatrist to be sure. ...Read more

24

24
What is the best medication for obsessive compulsive disorder?

Meds and therapy: Meds (usually antianxiety medications, but not always) combined with therapy with a clinician who specializes on OCD is the best combination to treat OCD, typically. ...Read more

25

25
How can you know if you have an obsessive compulsive disorder?

See below: Ocd is defined by the presence of recurring obessions (thoughts) & compulsions (behaviors) that are distressing to the person because of time consumed or effects of thoughts/acts. If you routine have thoughts and behaviors that feel "weird" or "odd" but you can't stop, then it's worth seeing a mental health professional for evaluation.. ...Read more

26

26
Please help me! For dealing with an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Please help me! For dealing with an obsessive compulsive disorder?

Effective treatments: Ocd is a potentially severe illness with symptoms that typically wax and wane over time. There is no true cure, but certain medications (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (srris)) and cognitive behavioral therapy, especially when done together, can markedly relieve the symptoms in many individuals and both delay and ease the severity and duration of subsequent episodes. ...Read more

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
9 doctors agreed:
27

27
How do you know if you actually have obsessive compulsive disorder?

Dr. Grace Ho Dr. Ho
9 doctors agreed:

Ask the professional: Make an appoitnment to see a mental health professional to get an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

28

28
What are the milder symptoms of early obsessive compulsive disorder?

What are the milder symptoms of early obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: OCD is obsessive compulsive disorder, which is comprised of obsessions (repeating unwanted thoughts) and compulsions (ritualistic behaviors to help deal with those thoughts) such as washing hands repeatedly, constantly cleaning, checking locks, and other similar behaviors. Often the emotions behind OCD are based in fear and/or anger that is unresolved and even unverbalized. ...Read more

29

29
I have an obsessive compulsive disorder about everything? What do I do?

I have an obsessive compulsive disorder about everything? What do I do?

Exposure therapy: Has good data to support its effectiveness for OCD and other anxiety disorder. Please see a clinical psychologist who specializes in this. Peace and good health. It's not like what you may have seen on TV. ...Read more

30

30
What is the definition or description of: obsessive compulsive disorder?

What is the definition or description of: obsessive compulsive disorder?

OCD: Ocd is characterized by the presence of obsessions/compulsions that are recognized as excessive/unreasonable and time consuming (> 1 hr/day). Obsessions are recurrent/persistent thoughts, impulses, or images. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors or mental acts that one feels driven to perform in response to an obsession. The compulsions are aimed at preventing or reducing the unrealistic distress. ...Read more