Category Archives: OCD or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

People believe that OCD is driven by panic and anxiety.
OCD includes subtypes, and separate diagnoses. One diagnose is Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).

Perfectionism and excessive concern with maintaining order, control, and adherence to rules.
(Butcher. Abnormal Psychology, 14th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions p. G-15).

The first is: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Anxiety disorder characterized by the persistent intrusion of unwanted and intrusive thoughts or distressing images; these are usually accompanied by compulsive behaviors designed to neutralize the obsessive thoughts or images or to prevent some dreaded event or situation.
(Butcher. Abnormal Psychology, 14th Edition. Pearson Learning Solutions p. G-15).

Subtypes are obsessivve thoughts about driving, harming someone, hypochrondiasis, hypochrondiac, etc.

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