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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

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by McCoy K

(Anankastic Personality Disorder)



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


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


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 .


Mental Health America

National Institute of Mental Health



Canadian Mental Health Association

Canadian Psychiatric Association



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Obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). International OCD Foundation website. Available at: . Published 2010. Accessed September 9, 2013.


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