June 3, 2004, KidsHealth.org
Melissa has been a track fanatic since she was 12 years old. She has run the mile in meets in junior high and high school, constantly improving her times and winning several medals. Best of all, Melissa truly loves her sport.
Recently, however, Melissa's parents have noticed a change in her. She used to return tired but happy from practice and relax with her family, but now she's hardly home for 15 minutes before she heads out for...
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Possible Therapeutic Implications
The present results also have important therapeutic implications. First, although exposure with response prevention (ERP), the prevailing psychotherapeutic treatment for OCD, is quite effective, a sizeable proportion of patients do not comply with or find they cannot tolerate ERP. The perspective advanced here provides a different way of explaining to patients the underlying nature of their difficulties, which, by linking OCD...
In order to improve current as well as future therapeutical approaches, the Psychology Department at the University of Vienna, Austria, is currently conducting an anonymous survey that tries to identify connections between hoarding symptoms and distinctive personality traits. So if you're having problems with hoarding or know someone who does, you can fill out (or forward, respectively) the brief questionnaire and contribute to the gain of knowledge within this important and often...
What is obsessive-compulsive personality disorder?
Medical News Today
Nov 29, 2019
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a medical condition that causes a person to experience an overwhelming need for order, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control.
People with the condition have an obsessive need to follow rules and regulations, as well as a moral and ethical code from which they will not deviate. In other words, they think that they are always right...