Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is often confused with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, but they are in fact very different. OCPD is a personality disorder that is characterized by an individual’s extreme preoccupation with perfection, neatness, and order. These individuals are often called “rigid” with “Type A” personalities. These individuals have an intense desire to be in control and often will suffer with relationships as a result.
Those with OCPD may:
- Be obsessed with rules
- Demand to be in charge
- Mismanage their time
- Spend excessive time on small tasks
- Become obsessed with one task and neglect others
- Have difficulty delegating tasks to others
- Neglect rest and leisure activities
- Be over conscientious about matters of ethics or values
- Be reluctant to throw away or rid themselves of objects they no longer use (because it may be of value in the future)
To be diagnosed with OCPD the individual must have a pattern of previously mentioned behaviors starting in early adulthood or before. Personality disorders are long-standing and describe how an individual behaves, without need for explanation such as trauma or cognitive defect. OCPD is among the most prevalent personality disorders, affecting 2-7% of the population. OCPD may sometimes be associated with anxiety or depressive disorders.
What We Don’t Treat
We are not an emergency clinic. We are an outpatient provider so we do not have inpatient facilities. We are not a hospital and do not provide detox services for addictions. We do not treat schizophrenia or brain disorders related to advancing age such as dementia or Alzheimer’s. We are not contracted with any court system and do not provide court ordered services related to child custody or other matters.