When you hear the term Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) you may think you know what this means. A common perception of this disorder is a person who is extremely neat, or a germaphobe, or simply a person who is exceptionally organised. Throwaway phrases, such as “That’s so OCD”, often used in society can trivialise the disorder as a character quirk that anyone can exhibit on a whim.
You might be surprised to learn that Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and OCPD are different disorders. In this article, we are going to discuss the diagnoses of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, the difference between OCD and OCPD, and the treatments that are currently available.