The Difference Between Obsessive-Compulsive and OCD

The Difference Between Obsessive-Compulsive and OCD

It is important to distinguish the Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder from the obsessive-compulsive mood disorder often referred to as OCD. Obsessive Compulsive Mood Disorder (OCD) – Patients with the MOOD disorder suffer from intrusive and unrelenting thoughts and the persistent feeling that┬ásomething is wrong, some important task has not been completed or has not been done properly. ┬áThese thoughts cause such intense anxiety that...

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Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

Dependent Personality Disorder: Needy People Who Require Domination

Several months ago, I began covering the various documented personality disorders in this blog. Unfortunately, this is the domain of the rarely curable. Perhaps one day there will be a cure for every sort of mental malady and malfunction, but that is not the case today. It’s important to familiarize ourselves with the specific classes and cases of disorders that are not organic in nature (as opposed to something like┬ádepression which is...

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Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

Avoidant Personality Fears Ridicule

There’s a difference between being shy and having an avoidant personality disorder. People with avoidant symptoms have such low self esteem and self worth that what they actually fear – ridicule and humiliation – is exactly what seems to pile on their heads. Avoidant personalities will seem to visibly flinch at attention. For this reason, they avoid social interaction to the extreme. While they inwardly fantasize about having...

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