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Would marijuana help me with my OCPD (Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, not to be confused with OCD)?

My friends say that I need to chill and relax but I never can. If you google "OCPD" you can read more about it and the symptoms. I am not OCD; it is totally different. I need something to help me. let me know of your opinions, please. Thanks!

No weed will make it worse. The best thing you can do is write a list of things that trigger your OCPD and then bring the list to your guidance counselor.

NOW not later NOW lol  (+ info)

Do i have obssessive compulsive personality disorder?

People with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder are characterized by an overwhelming desire for perfectionism that interferes with the ability to grasp "the big picture." Some people joke about having obsessive-compulsive tendencies, but there's more to the personality disorder than simply needing to know if the car door is locked. Learn about the characteristics that make obsessive-compulsive personality disorder completely different from other personality disorders.

Step 1
Know that people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder often have a restricted ability to express meaningful emotions. Individuals with this disorder are often perceived as such perfectionists that they are obnoxious and avoided by others. Personal relationships often have a formal, conventional and serious quality.

Step 2
Understand that those with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder often demand that others submit to their way of doing things. The standards for success or completion of a project are so unattainable that the individual with the disorder cannot meet them. This often results in tasks not being completed.

Step 3
Realize that people with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder tend to be overly indulged in their work and accomplish tasks leaving little time for pleasure in their lives. A preoccupation with rules, efficiency, trivial details and procedures interferes with the ability to take a broad view of things.

Step 4
Recognize that people with this disorder tend to be excessively meticulous, painstakingly detail oriented and judgmental. Occupations with precision and attention to detail are usually a good match.

Step 5
Seek treatment options for individuals with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. Doctors include both a psychopharmacological approach and psychotherapeutic intervention.  (+ info)

what is the effect of obsessive compulsive personality disorder on memory?

I would have to say that it would actually improve it. At least that is my opinion, I know a few people with this and they seem to remember more than I do... because they are paying attention to fine details.

Michael Burns  (+ info)

My wife was diagnosed with excessive-compulsive-personality-disorder. I want to leave her but how?

We have been married for 12 years and have two kids. I am afraid that if I leave, the kids will get affected by her excessive perfectionism and behavior. I tried many times to convience her to go to a doctor but she always says that i'm the problem and that she is not into taking meds. Please advise. Thanks
a.k.a. OCPD

You did not mention that you LOVE her.
You sound like you are justifying and looking for something.(moral highroad?)
When you cannot even pretend to at least show any qualities of wife, in your one sided attack, says of your character. I imagine if you stated a few of your wife's opinion of situation, (not to say u r wrong. But you defiantly told only your side. Your wife side should be presented so at least she can defend herself.
This is small scale neocon tactics. Attack. Allow no dissenting, debate, or truth, facts, etc. Neocons have habit of attacking character assignation, as they know they are sorely missing facts.
People with facts never need to resort to name calling. Facts are Facts...Mary  (+ info)

If i have this personality traits, is it possible to become a disorder if am into a lot of stress again?

My first psychiatrist said i have obsessive-compulsive personality traits. My second psychiatrist said i have borderline personality traits and dependent personality traits. Both doctors said i have major depressive disorder. I've had ect and had tried different anti-depressants and now i am taking cymbalta. My worry is, will these traits have greater chance to develop into a disorder since i am still not very well? why does my doctors have different assessment or diagnosis on my traits?

Unfortunately, being a doctor is like being a police officer. They use clues (Symptoms, DNA, X-Rays) to find a perpetrator (A Virus, A Disorder, Nerves) and then they try to fish it out (Medicine, Antedote, Rest). Every doctor, like every police officer, has a different way of trying to attain the same goal. Depression is a serious issue and it's best that you err on the side of cauthion and assume that you have major depressive disorder. Cymbalta I've heard is good. . .my grandmother uses this. I think you may have depression, obsessive compulsive disorder is something that is very obvious if you have it. . .either way don't panic-they can both be kept in check with different medications or therapy. I know depression deeply affects any news sending sudden mood swings and affecting driving ability. The main thing is don't obsess about anything and breath heavy when you are feeling alone or depressed. Good luck buddy.  (+ info)

What personality disorder causes frequent lying?

I know about compulsive lying or whatever

But is there a personality disorder where this is a major symptom??

There is no DSMIV personality disorder (PD) where lying is listed as a major criteria, but lying can often be seen in Antisocial (PD) and Narcissistic PD, both of which overlap with sociopathy (which os not a specific disorder). For narcissists, lying is often rooted in a feeling of entitlement which is completed defended against failure (due to a deep-seeded feeling of self-hatred). In people with Antisocial PD, lying often serves to obtain something (like drugs, money, etc) without regard to societal norms or the law. That said, compulsive lying can be seen in any PD if the lying serves to help defend against the persons core issues.  (+ info)

Do you have to be suicidal to have borderline personality disorder?

I match with almost all of the symptoms of borderline personality disorder (abandonment issues, impulsiveness, extreme moods, bad temper, black/white relationships, etc.) except that I don't cut myself. I sometimes will have suicidal thoughts but never get close to actually doing it. Does everyone have to hurt themselves in order to have BPD? I have been speaking with a therapist for about a month or so and she has said she thinks I have obsessive compulsive disorder, and lots of anxiety, etc. and hasn't mentioned BPD, but through my research online it seems like I have tendencies towards those, but actual Borderline Disorder. Any info or opinions would be greatly appreciated!! Thank you.

I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder and I also do not cut myself. I sometimes feel suicidal if I am under a lot of stress, but never to the point of actually making plans on how I am going to carry it out.

I have also had some confusion/ disagreement with regards to my diagnosis. I have been told by my current therapist that I am BPD, but when I went for a second opinion was told that it was more anxiety and OCD and not BPD.

I have almost given up trying to sort out what the diagnosis is and am trying to concentrate more on the symptoms. i.e. medication and cognitive-behaviour therapy for the OCD and anxiety and psychodynamic psychotherapy for the relationship issues/ BPD type symptoms.

It might be worthwhile to look at what is concerning you the most in terms of your symptoms and work on them without being too concerned with an overall diagnosis. The diagnosis is just a way for psychiatrists to categorise people into different groups as a way to sort out what the most appropriate treatment is. You might also find that there is a significant cross-over in treatment approaches for a few different diagnoses anyway.  (+ info)

Obsessive-compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)?

What's the difference between obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder? The more I read, the more i am confused. Vaknin to the rescue...:o))

Not sure what you are asking (no question included). Anyhow:

Obsessions and compulsions are about control of self (mental) and others (interpersonal). People with the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) are concerned (worried and anxious) about maintaining control and about being seen to be maintaining it. In other words, they are also preoccupied with the symbolic aspects and representations (with the symbols) of control.

Inevitably, OCPDs are perfectionists and rigidly orderly or organized. They lack flexibility, openness and efficiency. They tend to see the world and others as at best whimsical and arbitrary and at worst menacing and hostile. They are constantly worried that something is or may go wrong. In this respect, they share some traits with the paranoid and the schizotypal.

It is easy to spot an Obsessive-Compulsive. They are constantly drawing up and dreaming up lists, rules, orders, rituals, and organizational schemes. They demand from themselves and from others perfection and an inordinate attention to minutia. Actually, they place greater value on compiling and following rigid schedules and checklists than on the activity itself or its goals. Simply put, Obsessive-Compulsives are unable to see the wood for the trees

This insistence on in-depth scrutiny of every detail frequently results in paralysis.

OCPDs are workaholics, but not because they like to work. Ostensibly, they sacrifice family life, leisure, and friendships on the altar of productivity and output. Really, they are convinced that only they can get the job done in the right manner. Yet, they are not very efficacious or productive.

Socially, OCPDs are sometimes resented and rejected. This is because some OCPDs are self-righteous to the point of bigotry.

I described it in an article I wrote for the Open Site Encyclopedia:

"They are so excessively conscientious and scrupulous and so unempathically and inflexibly tyrannical that it is difficult to maintain a long-term relationship with them. They regard their impossibly high moral, work, and ethical standards as universal and binding. Hence their inability to delegate tasks to others, unless they can micromanage the situation and control it minutely to fit their expectations. Consequently, they trust no one and are difficult to deal with and stubborn.

OCPDs are so terrified of change that they rarely discard acquired but now useless objects, change the outlay of furniture at home, relocate, deviate from the familiar route to work, tweak an itinerary, or embark on anything spontaneous. They also find it difficult to spend money even on essentials. This tallies with their view of the world as hostile, unpredictable, and "bad".  (+ info)

what is OCPD? obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

. what does it mean?
i am not asking about the OCD

here..this explains it.  (+ info)

If you have a personality disorder, can you help me with my paper real quickly, please?

I'm doing a research paper for my college english class on personality disorders which include:

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

If you have any of these, could you please tell me what it's like living with them? Or like, how they affect you and maybe others? And how you deal with it?

Any input would be appreciated. =)

Thank you very much.

hi. i have borderline personality disorder. and it can be very fustrating. for a long time i would just go crazy. i would get really bad mood swings i would be really happy and then really sad. i would see things in black and white and there was never a grey area. there is a book called stop walking on eggshells and that is pretty much what my family did. they diagnosed me with borderline tendencies when i was 14. then i got borderline personality disorder. i was cutting all the time and i tried to kill myself 3 times. i was diagnosed as having bipolar as having depression they even tried to tell me that i had schizophrenia which i knew i did not. you get this disorder when you have alot of trauma in your life as a kid. and my mother abused me and was a pain killer addict and i was sexually abused. i would always have a cycle there was always a victim a rescuer and a antagonist and every relatioinship i had i would make that happen. you were eigther my best friend or i absolutely hated you. i cant really think of anything else but if you have anymore questions my email address is stephanieulrich74@yahoo.com feel free to email me and ask anything you would like.  (+ info)

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