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Living with both OCD and OCPD is a real bitch sometimes...

Most of you probably already know that OCD means Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. OCPD is related, but a little different. It means Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. The difference is that OCD will make you straighten a picture frame when someone bumps it a little. OCPD will cause you to become pissed off by it to the point that you might punch the person that bumped it.

And I have both.
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6 years, 6 months ago
Yeesh. I was diagnosed with acute OCD, but Paxil makes it pretty non-existent. It's possible that SSRI's may help in treating it, if you're not on one already. It won't "cure" you, but it might make it more manageable.
6 years, 6 months ago
Drugs.  Massive quantities of drugs.  It's the American way.
6 years, 6 months ago
What types of treatment have you been receiving for both disorders?
6 years, 6 months ago
Actually diagnosed?
6 years, 6 months ago
I've always found three things help for it, and I list them in the order I've understood them. 1. Medication. Unlike a bunch of other conditions, I list it first because I see it makes the biggest impact. Meds just seem to take the tunnelvision out of it. 2. big-picture viewing. Reminding oneself that in the bigger picture the item isn't an enormous problem. This varies in effectiveness based on one's rationale and fixation. 3. Removal/distraction. Don't be in the room with the picture frame, or hang around the guy who's gonna constantly bump the walls if you know it's gonna tilt the frame and tick you off.

I'll add if 2 and 3 seem effective, 1 may be less crucial, but in clients I've dealt with who grappled with strong OCD issues, it makes the biggest change. 1 just carries issues of side effects and, at least in my case, not really wanting to take meds for something that seems to be who I am. I'm not OCD, at least not to any diagnosable extent. I'm more talking in the broader sense. And again, I'm not suggesting any of these as anything that's needed. I don't have enough direct insight into the situation. Just things I've found helped with people who grappled with issues like that.
6 years, 6 months ago
My mind suddenly went to Robocop with all these acronyms. ;)
6 years, 6 months ago
At first I thought you said COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) and that had me really worried. But then I read it more carefully and it was just me being dyslexic again. Even then, OCD and OCPD aren't much better either. I didn't know that you had suffered from that disorder, but the only thing I can recommend is perhaps seeking out counseling and see if talking to a professional can help you keep the disorder at bay.
6 years, 6 months ago
No Joke, when I googled what OCD was, I think I might have it. Does it count if someone turned the channel on my t.v. and I punched them in the stomach?
6 years, 6 months ago
So that means you'll use the picture frame to beat them up and then make sure it's properly set back in place at a 90 degree angle with the floor? After making sure to clean any blood that got on the frame off, of course.
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