June 10, 2019
Posted by: cbtkeadmin
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder- CBT Kenya
Patients with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder need to be in control. They tend to be solitary in their endeavours and to mistrust the help of others. People with OCD know they need help and will usually want treatment.
Those with OCPD typically believe they don’t require treatment. OCD is an anxiety disorder whereas OCPD is actually a personality disorder. Because it is not well-known, many people do not realize they or their loved one has the disorder.
Patients with OCPD
Many people with an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder don’t seek out treatment. People with personality disorders, in general, do not often seek out treatment until the disorder starts to significantly interfere or otherwise impact a person’s life. People with OCPD focus intensely on orderliness and control.
- To maintain a sense of control, patients focus on rules, minute details, procedures, schedules, and lists. As a result, the main point of a project or activity is lost. These patients repeatedly check for mistakes and pay extraordinary attention to detail. They do not make good use of their time, often leaving the most important tasks until the end.
- Patients with OCPD are excessively dedicated to work and productivity. As a result, leisure activities and relationships are neglected. These patients plan ahead in great detail and do not wish to consider changes. Their relentless rigidity may frustrate co-workers and friends.
- Expression of affection is also tightly controlled. These patients may relate to others in a formal, stiff, or serious way. Often, they speak only after they think of the perfect thing to say.
- They carefully hold themselves back until they are sure that whatever they say will be perfect. They may be preoccupied with logic and intellect. Individuals with this disorder usually express affection in a highly-controlled.
- They are prone to become upset or angry in situations in which they are not able to maintain. On other occasions, anger may be expressed with righteous indignation over a seemingly minor matter.
Personality disorders such as OCPD are typically diagnosed by a trained mental health professional. Once a person agrees to treatment, psychotherapy will typically be the main form of treatment. There are two psychotherapy options, long-term or short-term. Long-term treatment is the best way to make significant, lasting changes to a person’s overall well-being.
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