Effects Of Alcoholism In Youth

Alcoholism is medically diagnosed as a disease that exhibits itself in the individual’s frequent use of alcohol irrespective of its negative consequences. Death due to alcohol abuse is over 100,000 and is in an ever-increasing state; from accidents to organ failures the effect is far and reaching. Alcohol consumption affects the individual both mentally and […]

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Alcoholism: When can suddenly ...

You went out last night. Did you had a drink. You feel like you’ve been drinking too much and you want to stop so you stop. Most people feel like that after a lot of occasional drinking. However, social or occasional infrequent drinking is not alcoholism. Suddenly stopping drinking can be a bad idea. If you […]

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Alzheimer’s Disease: Treatment...

Mrs. S’s 70-year-old husband forgot to pick the grandkids from school today. She did notice something has been up with him lately but just couldn’t understand what. Is old age catching up to him? He never remembers anything she tells him to do these days. Sometimes he has difficulty remembering names of some family members. […]

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10 Signs You May Have Obsessiv...

As per WHO (World Health Organisation), About 2% of the world’s population suffer from OCD which is roughly 1 in 50 people. OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder) is a type of anxiety disorder that causes obsessive and compulsive thoughts to a person. This article highlights the various types of symptoms that are associated with OCD. Listed below […]

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How to Stop Porn Addiction?

As most of us realize there is a great and lot deal of porn floating around the web these days. With porn so easy to come by it, there is also a little surprising fact that porn addiction is on the rise and no wonder how it is fueled. Many people will and may be […]

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OCD and OCPD

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OCD and OCPD Do you know the difference between OCD and OCPD?

Many of us still tend to have confusion on what is an Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). Since the names are similar, many assume it to be quite related to each other. The difference between the two is necessary. Why? Because, one, it would help the individual suffering and people around get a better understanding of the disorder and, two, it is necessary for treatment purpose, to provide the right treatment. Below are the differences that will help you get a clear picture:

  • Awareness:

Individuals suffering from OCD know that they have obsessions and compulsions for them. They are aware of the fact that this is not okay or ‘normal’. Individuals with OCPD do not think that anything is wrong with them. They believe that their ways of living are the right on and others wrong. When it comes to seeking help also individuals with OCD come in for their obsessions and compulsions while individuals with OCPD come in not for their disorder but other issues related to the personality disorder. Such as stress due to the difference between their ideologies and others.

  • Distress:

As mentioned above individuals with OCD are aware of their condition hence they are also aware of the distress it causes. They experience the stress and anxiety of thinking about their obsessions and the guilt of following and not following their compulsion. On the other hand, individuals with OCPD do not experience any distress due to their behaviour.

  • Productivity:

In OCD the individual spends a lot of time completing their compulsions to their obsessions. In the process of doing so, since it is time-consuming, they tend to neglect or are unable to fulfil their responsibilities, thus leading to low productivity. While in OCPD the individual tends to be so organized and work-oriented that they complete all their tasks on the fixed time consistent with rules, regulations and precision. They tend to perfectionists.

  • Symptoms:

In OCD there are clear symptoms, obsessions, compulsions, anxiety, stress, guilt feelings, etc. These show that OCD consists of symptoms. While in OCPD it is more of the pattern. It involves rigid personality patterns that the individual is indulged in entirely; it is not something that is affecting them.

  • Obsessions:


    This is one of the distinct features that differentiate both OCD and OCPD. Individuals with OCD have clear obsessions, repetitive intrusive thoughts/images and a compulsion related to them. Some individual may not have compulsions but obsessions are almost always present. While in OCPD there are no repetitive thoughts and images and compulsions. They may display repetitive ritualistic behaviours but they are not the response of an obsession.

Treatments for OCD and OCPD

Yes, there are a few similarities too, such as; both OCD and OCPD have a particular way of doing things and if it is not done in that manner they find it hard to accept. The difference between these two has to be understood for treatment purpose. We now know that though similar names these two disorders are far more different from each other and if they are not differentiated and confused while diagnosis, treatment may be a waste and in some cases worsen the condition. For diagnostic assessment and treatment call us now on +919611194949.

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