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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

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by McCoy K

(Anankastic Personality Disorder)

 

Treatment

Talk with your doctor about the best treatment plan for you. Treatment options include:

Counseling

Counseling that includes psychotherapy or cognitive behavior therapy can help people with OCPD learn to have fun, avoid over-intellectualizing, and address control issues.

Medications

In some cases, anti-depressant medications can help reduce obsessive-compulsive personality traits. However, long-term use of medications for OCPD has not been helpful. Anti-depressants may also be used to treat an associated condition, like depression .
 

RESOURCES

Mental Health America
http://www.nmha.org

National Institute of Mental Health
http://www.nimh.nih.gov

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

Canadian Mental Health Association
http://www.cmha.ca

Canadian Psychiatric Association
http://www.cpa-apc.org

 

References


Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: https://dynamed.ebscohost.com/about/about-us . Updated April 8, 2012. Accessed September 9, 2013.


Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). International OCD Foundation website. Available at: http://www.ocfoundation.org/uploadedfiles/maincontent/find%5Fhelp/ocpd%20fact%20sheet.pdf . Published 2010. Accessed September 9, 2013.

 

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