Skip to content

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder vs Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

January 28, 2008

Just a few important points how to distinguish between OCPD and OCD.


1. Main characteristics: orderliness, perfectionism, and control. They like to make a list of everything.

2. Can they function: Yes

3. How long: usually since adolescence

4. Rx: Psychotherapy

Mnemonic: OCPD –> Perfectionists, and they need to function in order to be perfect. Treat them with Psychotherapy.


1. Main characteristics: recurrent obsessions (thoughts) or compulsions (act) that are RECOGNIZED by the individual as unreasonable.

2. Can they function: No. Why? Busy washing hands, organizing, checking, counting and praying.

3. How long: Insidious onset. Occurs during childhood, adolescence, or early adulthood.

4. Rx: Pharmacotherapy. TOC (treatment of choice) are SSRIs.

5. Abnormalities in the SEROTONIN metabolism.

If you want to read more about it visit…

If you are interested, you can check out the video about OCD.

One Comment leave one →
  1. May 20, 2013 3:55 am

    I like the valuable information you provide in your articles.
    I’ll bookmark your weblog and check again here frequently. I am quite certain I’ll learn
    many new stuff right here! Good luck for the next!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: