OCPD - Scattered Thoughts from the Front Lines: What is OCPD? | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it

OCPD is short for Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. Despite the similarity in names, this is totally different from OCD, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (although there can be co-morbidity, that is, one person can have symptoms of more than one mental illness.)


It's known by other names as well: Anankastic Personality Disorder, Perfectionist Personality Disorder, "being anal-retentive," or Control Freak. Control is basically the name of the game; because OCPD'rs are anxious (make that, terrified) inside, they seek to control themselves and their environments, to the extent of being thrown into a tizzy if something unexpected occurs - even a good something.