What is it?
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) differs from Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). OCD is a form of anxiety disorder involving intrusive and repetitive thoughts, while OCPD is a personality disorder. People with OCPD are intently focused and strive for perfection in maintaining rules, order and control in their environment.
Strive for extreme perfectionism followed by great distress or dysfunction when their strict standards are not met
Great preoccupation with orderliness, rules and details to the extent where they may neglect family or friends and have difficulty maintaining close relationships with others
Desire to be in control (e.g. of tasks or situations or people) even with the inability to delegate
Tendency to have difficulty discarding broken or worthless objects
Rigid about morality and values
Extremely frugal with money
Counselling is the primary treatment for OCPD. However, sometimes people with OCPD may also face other mental health challenges that require medication.