Obsessive compulsive personality disorder

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What is obsessive compulsive personality disorder?

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is characterized by strict conformity to rules, moral codes and excessive orderliness that can result in expectations of perfectionism, excessive devotion to work, rigidity, stubbornness and anxiety.

Common symptoms reported by people with obsessive compulsive personality disorder

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with obsessive compulsive personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
3
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Type
Psychotherapy
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
2
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with obsessive compulsive personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with obsessive compulsive personality disorder

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Zoloft)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for obsessive compulsive personality disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (2)
Treatment name(s)

(Depression Skills Group Therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for obsessive compulsive personality disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Talk therapy)
Perceived effectiveness
for obsessive compulsive personality disorder (3 evaluations)
Side effects
numbness
Total evaluations
3
Treatment name(s)

(Remeron)
Perceived effectiveness
for depressed mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
irritability
Total evaluations
4
Tried for
depressed mood (2) anxious mood (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Risperdal)
Perceived effectiveness
for obsessive compulsive personality disorder (2 evaluations)
Side effects
agitation with irritability agitation with restlessness 1 more
Total evaluations
2
Treatment name(s)

(Effexor XR)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (4 evaluations)
Side effects
antidepressant withdrawal syndrome fatigue 3 more
Total evaluations
5
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
2 more
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Treatment name(s)

(Xanax)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with obsessive compulsive personality disorder, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has obsessive compulsive personality disorder on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 16
30s 38
40s 44
50s 25
60s 11
70+ 7
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 52
20-29 years 8
30-39 years 6
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 1
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 32
Female 110

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 71
Not Diagnosed 22

These charts show data from OCPD patients who have completed their condition history
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