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Living With Someone With 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.
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
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).
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.
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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!
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.See 1 more doctor answer
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