Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Treatment
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, also known as OCPD, is a Personality Disorder that revolves around perfectionism, organization, and control. Individuals with OCPD tend to have rigid beliefs, behaviors, and thought patterns that can adversely affect daily life and relationships. As a result, untreated OCPD can have serious negative consequences on one’s work life, personal productivity, social health, and more.
What Is OCPD?
It’s natural to want to feel organized or in control of certain aspects of life. However, when those desires turn into all-consuming thoughts that affect your quality of life, there is likely a deeper issue at play. People with OCDP experience an unhealthy preoccupation with organization, control, and perfectionism.
Moreover, individuals with OCPD often try to extend this sense of control to others. As a result, people with OCPD are often strict, unyielding, and unwilling to compromise. Those with OCPD don’t always see their behavior as problematic, but these behaviors and thought patterns create strain at work, within relationships, and throughout other aspects of life.
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OCD vs. OCPD
Don’t let the similar names of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder confuse you. Though they sound alike, these are two distinctly different Mental Health Disorders. Individuals with OCD perform repetitive rituals and behaviors to deal with their obsessive thoughts. These behaviors can include excessive handwashing or turning off the lights a certain number of times. One of the biggest differences between OCD and OCPD is that people with OCD know that their behavior hinders their quality of life, while those with OCPD don’t view their controlling behavior as a problem.
Understanding the Symptoms of OCPD
Preoccupation with control, organization, and perfectionism can manifest in several different ways. Symptoms of OCPD include:
- An unhealthy preoccupation with lists, rules, schedules, and other details
- Intense perfectionism that hinders your ability to complete tasks
- Neglecting hobbies and a social life in favor of work
- Intense feelings of doubt or indecisiveness
- Black-and-white thinking with little room for compromise
- Desperate need to avoid failure
- Inability to take constructive feedback
- Fixation on other people’s flaws or mistakes
- Unwillingness to get rid of broken or useless items
- Frequent fixation on specific tasks, ideas, or beliefs
What Causes OCPD?
Like all Mental Health Disorders, there are a variety of causes and risk factors for OCPD. You might be more likely to develop OCPD if you have a family history of Personality Disorders, Anxiety Disorders, or Depressive Disorders. Childhood trauma or abuse might also play a role in the development of OCPD.
Evidence-Based Treatment for OCPD
With the right treatment, individuals with OCPD can learn how to overcome their symptoms and find fulfillment in their lives. OCPD treatment varies depending on the individual and their circumstances, but CBT and other Psychotherapies have proven effective in unlearning negative thought patterns and creating healthier behaviors and habits. Blair Wellness Group recognizes the importance of compassionate care that is tailored to your specific goals and clinical needs. Contact us today to learn more about how the professional team at Blair Wellness Group and Dr. Blair can help you heal and recover from your disorders to enjoy a healthier, more fulfilling life for yourself and your loved ones.
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