OCD Symptoms

OCD Symptoms- It is normal, on occasion to go and double check the things that we all missed or not remembered. For instance, checking ‘the door is locked or not’, ‘checking pocket for a wallet’. But what if this loop keeps repeating for ‘n’ number of time. This medical condition is known as obsessive-compulsive disorder […]

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12 Steps of Alcoholics Anonymo...

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Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ...

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is a chronic disorder that is characterized by feelings of fear, unreasonable or obsessive thoughts such as a person feels the need to repeat a task like washing his/her hands repetitively even when it is unnecessary or arranging the objects over and over again. This can even lead to severe OCD that […]

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What is OCD?

What is OCD behavior!- Nation Institute of Mental Health states that about 2 percent of the population currently suffers from OCD- Which is comparatively higher than the individuals who are suffering from other illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar and ADHD. Researchers believe that both environmental and neurobiological predispositions collectively play a vital role wherein the individual […]

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Anything taken to an excessive level can result in addiction.  The types of addiction range from the substance like alcohol to behaviors like gambling. Dependence can be both emotional and behavioral.  Common symptoms are seen in addiction: Numerous failed attempts to stop the behavior Withdrawal symptoms Lack of Control over the intake Risk-Taking Behavior Being secretive about their addictive […]

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Types of OCD

Difference between OCD vs OCPD

Many of us still tend to have confusion on what is 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 is 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 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 spend 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 consist of symptoms. While in OCPD it is more of 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 response of an obsession.

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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