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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Speaker Anthony Pinto, PhD, Research Scientist in the Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and...
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Mistaking OCD for ADHD has serious consequences

Obsessive-compulsive disorder and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder appear very similar, but have very different neuropsychological roots.
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Kandis Y's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:30 PM

I thought this article was really interesting because OCD has been said to be misdiagnosed and under-diagnosed commonly.  The fact that the DSM 5 reports only a little over 1% of the population with this disorder made me question how often this disorder is going unrecognized.  It is important for clinicians to make the proper diagnoses, because the harm to the client can be horrific!  The example given in this study reported that children with OCD given medication for ADHD (ritalin) experienced worse OCD symptoms than before taking these meds.  Counselors need to rule out OCD when making a diagnosis of ADHD in children, since the symptoms can be mistaken if careful consideration is not taken.  

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A walk to pound grief into the ground - CNN.com

A walk to pound grief into the ground - CNN.com | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Some people go on pilgrimages abroad for religious reasons or for historical interest. Denis Asselin created his own right in honor of his son.
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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)

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Learn about obsessive compulsive personality disorder, when everything needs to be just right. OCPD is not the same as OCD, and people with OCPD may struggle with relationships and perfectionism.
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Autism, OCD, Asperger's and ADD: the Spectrum of Distraction

Autism, OCD, Asperger's and ADD: the Spectrum of Distraction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
This article explores how kanners autism, ocd, ocpd, asperger's syndrome, and ADD are all the same illness with a different onset timing...
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Step Inside the Real World of Compulsive Hoarders: Scientific American

Step Inside the Real World of Compulsive Hoarders: Scientific American | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Recent research has changed the way clinicians treat hoarding as well as refuted popular assumptions about people with excessive clutter
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Disability Focus: OCD and OCPD

OCD is an anxiety disorder characterized by either Obsessions (intrusive, repetitive thoughts that won't leave the mind and that cause great anxiety) or Compulsions (repetitive behaviors that are designed to reduce anxiety brought on by obsessions).

 

OCPD, on the other hand, is a personality style characterized by a preoccupation with "orderliness, perfectionism and mental and interpersonal control at the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency.

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Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness

Childhood disorder prompts study of infection link to mental illness | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Brody Kennedy was a typical sixth-grader who loved to hang out with friends in Castaic and play video games.
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Choice Surgicare - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: They’re Not the Same

Choice Surgicare - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: They’re Not the Same | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

What comes to mind when you hear the term obsessive-compulsive? Perhaps you think about a person who is driven or extremely preoccupied with order, or someone who engages in repetitive, senseless behaviors. It is true that these behaviors are often characterized as obsessive and compulsive, but did you know that the term “obsessive-compulsive” is used to describe two very different emotional conditions?

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