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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder – OCD – Kati Morton treatment help perfect therapy

Hey everybody! So today I’m going to talk to you about O.C.P.D. If you’re thinking , what does that stand for, it stands for Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder And we are going to talk about what it is how we diagnose and what our treatment options are. Now, OCPD, because it’s a diagnosis, is in the DSM. And that it what I am reading
from for a lot, and I am also reading from my
notes because I did a lot of research for you. I’m always doing research for you. And so, what it says is, that OCPD is “a pattern of preoccupation with orderliness,
perfectionism and control. And these desires or patterns of behavior
will come at the expense of flexibility, openness and efficiency. I know that’s a lot. But let’s think about it. So what it’s saying is that OCPD, if I have it, that means that I spend a lot of time, I’m totally preoccupied, with things like orderliness. I probably love to-do lists I love doing things exactly as I was told to do them or exactly as I believe they need to be done. And you can see why that would come at the expense of flexibility because I’m probably not very flexible. Or open to change, or change of plans.
I can’t really be spontaneous And that may be difficult for work relationships because they said efficiency is also an issue. I would assume that will be because I have to do things a certain way all the time. And also relationships in my real life– family, friends, a spouse, loved ones, all of that stuff could be a little difficult because I might be kind of rigid. So that, in a nutshell, is what OCPD kind of is and kind of feels like. But now I’m gonna tell you how we actually diagnose it. And so I’m gonna read out of DSM but what it really, what we have to have is we have to have at least four (4) or more of the following eight (8) symptoms, okay? Four or more from the eight symptoms. Now the first is: the preoccupation with details, rules,
lists, order or organization or schedules to the extent that the major point of
activity is lost. So that means, like I said, we’re so focused on the details and doing
everything exactly as it’s supposed to be to us, that we lose the actual reason that we’re
doing it. Or maybe even the enjoyment of it. I’d assume board games would be really
difficult because we’re so focused on it being done in a certain way, an exact way,
that we can’t even have fun with it. The second : shows perfectionism that interferes with task completion. So, that could mean that I’m writing a report for work and it’s due tomorrow, but I have to keep rereading it and doing rewrites over and over and over and I just can’t get it done in time. I’m late. I missed my deadline.
Even though it technically was done before, I, it’s not done perfect enough. Number three: Is excessively devoted to work and productivity, to the exclusion of leisure activities and friendships. And I think this is probably what’s hardest for those around us if we struggle with OCPD. Is that we’re so focused on working, and being productive and doing everything just right that we won’t take time to go on a hike with friends or catch up over dinner with that loved one of ours. Instead we feel like we’ve gotta
get things done and we’ve gotta keep going, and that can be really difficult. And number four: Is overconscientious scrupulous, and inflexible about matters of morality, ethics, or values. And this is an important caveat to
remember, it also says that it cannot be accounted for by cultural or religious
identification. So what that really means is, it has nothing to do with where we are or what
we believe in, church or religion, or whatever. But we have a very rigid set of morals, ethics that we’ve created ourselves , and we will not bend. It is what it is, it’s how it’s supposed to be, and we’re way over conscientious about it. Things that people would think aren’t um, you know, “bad” or going to be unethical, we’re like, “woah, woah, woah, woah. That’s not okay.” So we’re, again, we’re very rigid. And number five, and the one that I actually found to be the most interesting was that they are unable to discard worn out or worthless objects, even when they have no sentimental value. And the reason behind this kind of belief is that they never know when they might need something. And they don’t want to not have what
they need when they need it because they have to do things just a certain way. And this is really difficult on spouses and roommates to these people, because some of them, kind of appear like hoarders. Um, pack rats, they keep a lot of stuff and they’ll stash things away because we don’t know when we might need it. Now number six, and this one was
something that I, it kind of makes sense based
on the other ones we’ve already read. But number six says, that they are reluctant to delegate tasks or to work with others unless they submit to exactly his or her way of doing things. And now, we can see why this would happen. If we like things done in an exact certain way, we may even be late turning in a report because we have to keep rewriting it and it needs to be “perfect,” it’d be difficult for us to relinquish any control to anyone else. Especially working in group projects. That would be like our worst nightmare. And number seven is: adopts a miserly spending style towards self and others. Money is viewed as something to be hoarded for future catastrophes. ANd I think we’re kind of seeing a
pattern here, right? We don’t know when we might need things. And everything we do has to be done a certain way. And so we don’t want to spend money because what if we need it later? What if something happens? And there’s this, like, vein that you can see through all of OCPD that is like, I have to have
things happen exactly as I want them, and I need to make sure I have everything I need when that has to happen. And so, they tend to be very, very frugal with spending. And number eight, and I feel like this one kind of goes without saying, but, it says , shows rigidity and stubbornness. They don’t want to change. These people want things to happen exactly as they want them to happen. And when they happen the way they want them to happen, the feel a sense of relief I remember when I was studying to take my licensing exam, the way that I remembered OCD, like I said I have a video about OCD if you want more information on that, the difference between OCD and OCPD was that OCD itself, is ego dystonic. Meaning it feels really bad to me. I hate it. I hate that I have to switch this light so many times or wash my hands or have to have this, and I, I hate it. I hate counting. I hate doing it. OCPD is ego syntonic. They actually, it actually feels better to them. They like having all of their rules and having the rigidity. It feels good. It’s some, in some ways a comfort. Another distinction I want to make,
because I think it’s important for us to see the
difference, between OCD and OCPD is that people with OCPD, what we’re talking about in this video, do not have true obsessions and compulsions, like those with OCD do. Like we’re talking about, they just have a rigid way about them. They have a very strict guideline, like preoccupation with, like, orderliness and having things happen this certain way. There isn’t generally just an obsession and a compulsion. Where it’s like I need to wash my hands X number of times, or, I only like odd numbers or even numbers, or anything like that. It’s not quite the same and as cut and dry as OCD is. So now that we know what OCPD is and how it’s diagnosed, I want to talk with you a little bit about treatment
options. And you’ll know that when I’ve talked
about personality disorders in the past, a lot of the treatment options seem to be kinda belak. People will say things, people will have opinions and say like, oh, personality disorders, they can never change, and, you know it’s just
something that’s gonna follow them for the rest of their
lives. And you know, if you’ve been watching me for a while that I don’t subscribe to that belief system. I think the one thing that they don’t take into consideration when they’re talking about treatment is
someone’s real inner desire for a better life.
Or for their relationships to be better. Even though someone with OCPD may feel comfort in
having things orderly and perfect, that doesn’t mean
that they’re not a human and that they
don’t feel maybe bad that their relationships are suffering. And I don’t think that a lot of the research and a lot of the treatment options really take that into
consideration. So know that some of the things that they find to be the most successful, as far as treatment for OCPD,
is group therapy. And I couldn’t agree more. I think
sometimes we feel so lost and hopeless and helpless that hearing from others that
they’re going through something similar can be really healing and it can also help us
learn some tools and tips and tricks like we share on our channel, on our community,
that will help us better manage it. So they say group therapy is best and I also just read an article about how psychotherapy can really help because it gives you some tools and tips to help the symptoms that you’re experiencing. And the ones that maybe are affecting your relatinships the most. And so you can focus in on those and help change those patters of behavior. And if any of you have struggled with OCPD and have some tips and tricks,
please leave it in the comments. Let us know, because together we’re getting better,
we’re getting stronger And that’s what’s so amazing about
this channel. Don’t forget to subscribe and I’ll see
you next Monday. Byeee! So now that we know what OCPD is, here are what, here’s what we…. bladaladadah. Hm. Offscreen voice: Break cut? Done. Perfect video. Another important distinction between Oh sorry, I have got like something really itching me… Hwoo! Choo! Okay. Subtitles by the community


  1. John Hooper
    John Hooper October 15, 2017

    Oh boy.. My ex GF had all 8 of these sympthoms.. But 100% full blown 8.. I thought after watching tons of youtube videos she was a narc.. because she was also very manipulative, because in the end everything had to be more or less her way.. As a partner you get put right in her scedule as everything else.. She was and of course if you are a control freak you seem to be very selfish..

  2. b-art
    b-art November 13, 2017

    I had a father like this, at least before his last stroke. The stroke changed his character significantly. Best way to describe living like this is a "concentration camp", rules applied to everybody in the family except to himself. It took me 33 years of headbutting with him before he admitted I made a man of myself he could never for himself. I achieved this by creativity, bold action, open-mindedness, risk-taking, practicality, try and fail methods…everything he condemned full-heartedly 🙂

  3. elizbaeth dage
    elizbaeth dage December 1, 2017

    I would say people with OCD, or OCPD. In my personal experience have really clicked with CBT therapy!

  4. zloben9000
    zloben9000 December 1, 2017

    She looks like Kristanna Loken.

  5. Username • 75 years ago
    Username • 75 years ago December 4, 2017

    Wow. I finally found my home.

  6. Suyash Srivastava
    Suyash Srivastava December 21, 2017

    Had this not come in the way of our efficiency and had we been more flexible we would have been specimens for the perfect human being. 😁
    I know it makes us inflexible but a penchant for orderliness is a disorder?!
    Can't understand why being rigid about morality is being seen as an abnormality. Sounds like a design by the immoral to marginalize us so that they can have their way. 😀

  7. Nameless Girl
    Nameless Girl January 7, 2018

    O see pee see dee lee poo pee what?

  8. Laura Gadille
    Laura Gadille January 9, 2018

    Yup so me, going to work on this in therapy

  9. Kimm Irving
    Kimm Irving January 30, 2018

    Thank you! This was spot on! I wish I'd been able to understand this long ago. I worked myself sick (literally) cleaning my house and making sure it was 1,000% visitor ready at all times. But when company came over, I'd resent any 'mess' created and often said "not having them over again".. now I have Lupus. Unable to do much. lesson learned.

  10. Alicia McGilloway
    Alicia McGilloway March 2, 2018

    I just wanted to thank you for all your videos and the time you take to go through everything in detail. Your videos have been extremely helpful for me. I have a long list of mental illnesses and your videos are very important and your very clear with everything and your down to earth. Keep up the great work on your videos. I wish you were my therapist but I do finally have a good therapist after many years of different therapists. Again Thank you for your videos and the time you put into them.

  11. Danielle Corcoran
    Danielle Corcoran March 7, 2018

    I was diagnosed yesterday and now i understand thank you

  12. screen name
    screen name March 11, 2018

    Lol I love hot momies
    I can listen to u hoel day sweetie

  13. Gummy Bear
    Gummy Bear March 15, 2018

    It goes hand in hand with perfectionism.

  14. amongtheH2O
    amongtheH2O March 25, 2018

    Hey Kati I really hope you see this and can respond! I’m afraid I have OCD or OCPD but I’m not sure. I feel the need to always have the volume in my car set at 5 before I turn it off. Sometimes I have to touch things with both hands to feel “even”. I’m CONSTANTLY asking for reassurance and doubting myself. And I think horrible things like if I don’t pray everyday and thank god for my blessings in life something bad might happen and it’ll be my fault for not praying. Also I always get anxiety if my boyfriend doesn’t text me when he gets home because I think he might of gotten in a car accident. I text him the same text every night before bed so that he knows I love him. I really hope you see this and can give me some light I’m not sure if it’s normal or not. It hasn’t interfered with my job or school so I’m unsure. Please reply.💜

  15. Water Taufu
    Water Taufu March 26, 2018

    Could you do a mesh between OCPD and ED, Kati? Pretty please…….Xoxo

  16. PlzCarryMe
    PlzCarryMe March 27, 2018

    I am extremely 8/8. wow
    #5 was a personal realization; I thought it did not apply to me. But now its obvious I do hoard. Though not memories or trinkets. I hoard tools, adapters and software. Also, flashcards filled with information about car components, legal and tax obligations, and health/fitness.
    It also took me 8 attempts to write this comment…
    Thank you kati

  17. Parta Canna
    Parta Canna March 28, 2018

    I hope you see this. Did Hercule Poirot had this?

  18. Ryan True
    Ryan True April 1, 2018

    I recently got diagnosed with OCPD, I have 3 whiteboards with lists on doing from films and books I've watched/read, people I've met, events I've been to and up coming events, I have been doing up to 14.5hr work days helping others with their work as well doing my own, I'm always overconscientous and inflexible, I would rather be massively stressed but do all the work myself than delegate tasks to others unless they do it my way but even then I have to check their work over before accepting it and I always get told I'm stubborn and rigid, my timings have to be correct and it really annoys me when people don't make the timings

  19. Haley Stern
    Haley Stern April 6, 2018

    Can OCPD manifest itself in other areas besides work? (Friendships, for example?)

  20. Julie Crouch
    Julie Crouch April 7, 2018

    Can someone with OCPD become someone with OCD?

  21. Rizky Indriani
    Rizky Indriani April 9, 2018

    I still get confused whether I get OCD or OCPD.
    If I read something, I have to read not only the sentences but also the period, coma. And if I miss, I feel like I have to re-read the sentence. It does the same way If I want to search information about something in google. I feel the urge to open every link in the first page of google and read every sentence on every link or webpage.
    This habit really kill me if when I try to do my job. For example when I try to make a power point for a project presentation. It took me more couple of hours just to make 3 or 4 slides. But the results is just average. I dont know if this habit also has relation with perfectionism.

    This habit is suck because I didnt get the actual goals of every activity that I did.

    Please anyone help me out.

  22. Itsafreecountry
    Itsafreecountry April 11, 2018

    So you’re reading from a book? Great, one buys the book… The patronising tone, by the way, is extremely off putting, as well as the facial expressions…

  23. Jack Laurence
    Jack Laurence April 30, 2018

    I know I have this, it's mostly just obsessional and thinking based, like I constantly diagnose myself with things like being a sociopath, schizoid, narcissist, RAD, BPD… round and round, feeling more like one or the other some days and then another etc, even though I do lack empathy, and keep explaining my feelings and thoughts in an overly objective way to avoid losing control and watching everything I eat, trying every combination of food and supplement, and have gotten myself into this fixed life style that just seems optimal and now I'm just building off of this foundation, but I do think I'm right and it gives me comfort for the most part and will fight for my way of thinking in any way that I have to, my whole life is bent around avoiding RISKS and having my decisions controlled by some other messy thinking person who doesn't understand what it means to optimise something in efficiency and just wants to make it some stupid/inefficient emotional thing. I've chilled out a bit on my writing and have found that it feels better to just let some full stops and commas go, because it just takes me ages to do my job and have been called into meetings because I spend too long trying to get things done 'right'/optimally, and avoiding someone else telling me what to do without asking… etc OK I'm done. Well not quite, I've also spent like two years of my life fixated on Facebook, trying to tell these ex colleagues that I wasn't interested in a relationship even though I am deep down interested, I just don't see it most of the time, so I've tried to express a lack of interest and I find it hard to do this in general with women, because I just know that as soon as I show a little bit of interest I'm expected to follow through or otherwise I get made to feel like a jerk who's not doing anything with his life and will make me depressed, so I have to act completely disinterested or use every way possible to suppress my feelings about it, and have been drinking recently as a result. I hate having my feelings influenced because it muddles up the clarity in my thinking. I live in isolation so that I can think clearly about everything and detach myself from people so that I can go back to feeling confident doing everything my way, and I don't have to worry about getting aggressive and lashing out or having my feelings getting in the way.

  24. Jack Laurence
    Jack Laurence April 30, 2018

    My way of doing things isn't apparent because it involves avoiding having people who I've learnt clearly don't agree with my previous ways of doing things tell me what to do.

    It is such a relief to talk to someone who has a similar experience and have done recently and it's weird because usually what I express is only a half story that's bred out of obsessive thoughts about myself being dysfunctional in some way or someone else being manipulative and 'overly' controlling of me, even just in the way they've asked me to do something, as if they don't have to and wish they could just tell me what I should do and hold my hands and make me do it that way, just the little look in their face, the entitled smirk, the ownership… etc, which is probably just my misperception and projection of my controlling attitude towards everything. My feelings are just messy objects to be controlled.

  25. Rachel Heflin
    Rachel Heflin May 1, 2018

    Yah this sounds like what I have been doing for a while

  26. Melissa Nuñez
    Melissa Nuñez May 2, 2018

    Oh my this is my boo!!

  27. Guilmon470
    Guilmon470 May 2, 2018

    Thanks for these videos, I am in a counseling program studying for a DSM course and just reading the DSM doesn't help me absorb the material as well as this learning style.

  28. Yusef Endure
    Yusef Endure May 5, 2018

    Fascinating; especially the hoarding tendencies. "Aviator" nailed OCD. Never knew about the differences between OCPD and OCD.

  29. ᕼᑌᗰᗩᑎ ᖴᗴᒪᒪᗩ
    ᕼᑌᗰᗩᑎ ᖴᗴᒪᒪᗩ May 12, 2018

    I have OCD and OCPD, they're very different to me. I enjoy cleaning my apartment everyday, it relieves anxiety. Last Monday I broke my mop handle betwixt the stove and wall and couldn't vaccuum my floors, mopping is after sweeping, I could sweep but I couldn't mop so I couldn't vaccuum, it was a pain so I bought a new mop on Thursday even though I had to spend my Tim Horton's coffee money to do so…I really like Tim Horton's coffee, I use it to bribe Jeff Spaghetti, one if my psychotic voices, when I need to get out of the apartment.

  30. Linda from Idaho
    Linda from Idaho May 17, 2018

    Wow…5 out of the 8. This fits me so much more than OCD. I have a compulsive spending habit though. Add my AvPD and that sums me up completely.

  31. Lolo Grochowski
    Lolo Grochowski May 20, 2018

    Thanks for making these videos, they are very helpful

  32. Karen
    Karen May 21, 2018

    Describes to 100% my co-worker. After 6-7 years I noticed all the traits in her, and in the end I find it very hard and stressful to work with her. At the first look you think they are over achievers and very accurate with their tasks.. took me some years to recognize that there is something quite off… OCPD describes perfectly all her behaviour patterns. Thank you!

  33. Do Artichaut
    Do Artichaut June 5, 2018

    I really enjoyed this video thanks for posting.

    I have noticed there are two distinct types of OCPD even though both types do share most traits overall.
    The two distinct types are one is a hoarder type who has difficulty throwing things away, and the other is the clean freak who compulsively cleans or tidies their surroundings yet who probably doesn’t have the same desire to compulsively shop or obtain as much stuff as the hoarder type and the cleaner type can also throw stuff away without as much of an issue about it.

    Both types that I have encountered have their own rigid schedules, habits and beliefs though. Be it political, lifestyle or spiritual they are both inflexible on whatever their beliefs are.

    I’ve also noticed the comorbidity of frequent occurrence of having both OCD and OCPD.

  34. stregadisalem
    stregadisalem June 6, 2018

    I think theres also an anxiety and a crippling indecisiveness that comes with OCPD. And like you said it stems from a fear of not being prepared or losing something important and in the moment it feels satisfying to have things a certain way but in the long run the inability to get rid of the stupidest things of sentimental value ends up becoming an emotional and physical burden in your life. It becomes very exhausting when you’re trying to move from one place to another. Thanks for the video!

  35. Rickus Kruger
    Rickus Kruger June 13, 2018

    I'd like to think I'm not OCD, but sadly I think I've inherited some OCD traits. Like I am very strict about following the rules in a board game or following traffic rules. I also used to overdo my schedule planning, but it feels so unnatural to me because I see myself as free spirited and spontaneous, and I'm actually quite absent-minded and leave things lying around, something my OCD dad doesn't like.

  36. Bub Yeets
    Bub Yeets June 15, 2018

    The end makes me think I'm about to watch content cop lol

  37. Oh yeah
    Oh yeah June 21, 2018

    Omg I've always known I was OCD but I didn't know which so that's me 😂🤣😂 OCPD yup . It's true I love my rules and it's comfort haha

  38. Lida Hall
    Lida Hall June 23, 2018

    I have just realized that someone in my life (with whom I recently had an enormous fight over their steadily worsening inflexibility and bossiness) is, in addition to being an ever more intolerable asshole, almost certainly a sufferer of OCPD. [But of course, he couldn't possibly have a psychiatric disorder, don't be silly!]

  39. Ryu Ken
    Ryu Ken July 8, 2018

    wait both videos are about ocpd? where is the ocd video?

  40. Flavio Menezes
    Flavio Menezes July 8, 2018

    After almost a decade thinking I had OCD, my new doc changed my diagnostic to this. Now, I was really close to going through brain surgery (cingulotomy), but with the new diagnostic I have nowhere to go anymore. Is there any way to cope with this disorder? Because I'm feeling really really miserable

  41. phoenixmoon3
    phoenixmoon3 July 12, 2018

    i have some OCD but not OCPD! You facintate. me.

  42. Stacy Syverson
    Stacy Syverson July 15, 2018

    My dad 💯

  43. Pat Thomson
    Pat Thomson August 11, 2018

    I've lived with someone with OCPD for almost 2 decades and it has been hell.  I thought something was wrong in the beginning but didn't figure out what it was until a few years ago.  you have to remember, the person with OCPD may think that their way of doing things is right or perfect but it's their perception of right or perfect so doing anything other than what they think is right or perfect is wrong.  The person might insist that the kitchen be tidied up a certain way, that the dishes be packed in the dishwasher a certain way, that the food be placed in the cupboards in a certain way and if its not done the way they think it should be done in their mind they throw a tantrum.  They might not give 2 cents that the kitchen floor might be dirty or that the bathroom might be filthy.  Each person with this disorder has their own idea of perfection, right and wrong, lists of dos and don'ts and for people who have to live with this it's hell.  You might be given a list of things to do (and usually to be completed within an impossible timeframe) and if you don't finish one thing on the list there's hell to pay.  There's screaming that everything wasn't done on the list and that they were such simple tasks.  Yet he starts to fix one thing or start on a project and it takes months or years or most times never gets finished.  This disorder is not a good thing.  Its not enjoyable for the people who have to live with someone who has this disorder – it's a disorder!  Because the person with OCPD can't stand to be wrong they will even look at the disorder and think it's a good thing.  I feel sorry for anyone who has it or anyone living with someone that has it.

  44. GodOfMaddness
    GodOfMaddness August 17, 2018

    1 for sure applies
    And 2 That are kinda iffy. Kinda applies, kinda doesn't.

  45. Wendy 73541
    Wendy 73541 August 18, 2018

    Well just found out I have another problem….so is there a thing where having a lot of disorders squished together making them hard to tell which ones I have ?

  46. Dawn Hodges
    Dawn Hodges September 11, 2018

    OCPD is scary but many of my bosses have it.

  47. Dawn Hodges
    Dawn Hodges September 11, 2018

    There is nothing wrong with OCPD until a non-OCPD person is forced to interact with the OCPD sufferer. OCPD'd people attempt to enforce their perfectionist ways on others. Also their moral code is completely made up out of thin air and expecting others to follow it is just crazy imo but nevertheless these disordered folks expect us to follow. OCPD can literally make other people ill/sick trying to keep up with the madness.

    These people are in the work place too and they're often promoted to manager or supervisor level.

    Watch out people…stay safe and sane.

  48. Prashant Jha
    Prashant Jha September 16, 2018

    Your necklace ring is slightly on the right side please fix it mam thanks

  49. Stephanie Paradine
    Stephanie Paradine September 28, 2018

    Sounds like my mom she spent ALL day cleaning and would make us clean ALL the time. If we wanted to do something outside of the family as kids we had to let my mother know 2 weeks ahead of time. Sounds like my dad too everything I did..was never good enough. Growing up my dad used to tell me if you're going to do something do it right or don't do it at all.

  50. Stephanie Paradine
    Stephanie Paradine September 28, 2018

    I was diagnosed with depression this year. My psychiatrist thinks I've had depression from a young age.. because of my childhood and how much was expected of me. I was always considered a failure to my parents mainly my dad and they had the same routine every day eventually I got into a routine every day as well. I did the exact same thing as the day before I would always count my steps making sure I took the exact same way home from school it was a sense of security for me I felt comfortable and safe in my routine because I knew exactly what would happen next because I had a specific routine everyday.

  51. Alyson Ryan
    Alyson Ryan September 28, 2018

    My ex was diagnosed with this. But I believe he was also a sociopath and narcissist. They project it onto you as well. You have to have to be rigid and perfect, there’s no give. You have to be an exact way or they’ll unleash their wrath.

    It was the worst period in my life.

    NANO FILMS September 30, 2018

    Dsm not always true.

  53. Edoardo Signorini
    Edoardo Signorini September 30, 2018

    You also here about Levi's problem

  54. Rainee Dae
    Rainee Dae October 2, 2018

    Can you have ocd about your ocpd?

  55. Julinha
    Julinha October 2, 2018

    Thank you for this video =)

  56. Corner Staple
    Corner Staple October 8, 2018

    OCPD is moderately treatable

  57. Wyatt Cerri
    Wyatt Cerri October 18, 2018

    One thing I related to the first symptom (orderliness to where we forget the reasoning) with is my work in genealogy. I've always felt like I'm obsessed with it and that I don't have a normal interest in it, as in I just like filling in dates and photos more than actually learning about my ancestors as my family and not names, dates and photos in my head.

    TRUTH&REALITY October 22, 2018

    Is it OCPD if a love one keeps asking you for favors. Like to the point where you get tired & overboard.

  59. satsukuun
    satsukuun October 24, 2018

    I can relate to some of the symptoms of OCPD, like I always keep rewriting and rewriting phrases in assignments like essay because they need to just right. And I always focus on the given task to continue that essay and then I never get that essay finished in time. I can’t give away items and I always keep them sometimes. I’m not much for working in groups cause I always feel like the project isn’t going to turn out well. And I save money but then I spend it a lot sometimes too

  60. JustWondering
    JustWondering October 25, 2018

    Can you be high functioning with Personality disorders, are there some in the different clusters which you can't have a mild form of, as in its a case of you have it or you don't?

  61. LOLA
    LOLA October 26, 2018

    Can you have a mild form of this?

  62. Scotty
    Scotty November 5, 2018

    I would like to share something. Wow, this is very hard for me all but I need and want to share. I'm first off not a doctor nor can give professional advice. I feel OCPD has ruined many opportunities in my life regarding relationships with women. Career field I'm always on top of, always have a backup, sometimes take on extra work to save money for rainy days so therefore I'm very blessed and lucky in the career field. Relationship life, not even close. I'm 38, a USAF Veteran no kids, never married, average looking and been told by some women that I'm the best guy they ever came across, have a lot going for me, tell me awesome things about myself that it's hard for me to believe, etc… Today I snapped at a new potential g/f of mine. Everything just started to overwhelm me in just the 5 days of knowing her. There was too much good if that is even a thing. I mean, everything was good but so good I never had a break. She slept over, left some stuff here with my permission, etc.. Maybe we just moved to fast but it felt right at the time until a split second it didn't today and I snapped and said just take your stuff with ya on the way out, mostly simple bathroom stuff, no clothes or nothing was here to begin with in just 5 days. We had a long talk after that and in the end no matter if I have OCPD or some signs I'm going to talk to my counselor about it Tuesday and see what she says. OCPD symptoms I equal over 90% of them just from reading online and what she educated me on being in the field of medicine herself. I'm already on Prozac for anxiety/depression which helps a lot but, could this be something on top of anxiety or do you all feel this could all go together and perhaps try to shift my therapy sessions in a different direction?

  63. RajaMCool
    RajaMCool November 9, 2018

    I think that I meet the criteria.

  64. Andrew Wong
    Andrew Wong November 17, 2018

    ocd is not ocpd

  65. IXI Joshua
    IXI Joshua November 27, 2018

    My psychiatrist and I have talked about OCPD as I meet most of these symptoms. My inability to perfect projects make me lose interest in them because I can't make them exactly how I want. I recognize I have OCPD, but I don't think it's a bad thing. Mostly, I seek out information to help others understand why I think the way I do. I have to have people understand my motivations, just like they expect me to accept theirs.

  66. Juan M
    Juan M December 6, 2018

    I have terabyte of photos and videos. None of them have seen the light of the internet because IT. IS. NOT. PERFECT.
    I spent days working on a big program that I almost literally forgot to go to work.

  67. Ravi Rawat
    Ravi Rawat December 14, 2018

    Can a person have both OCD and OCPD?

  68. Анна Сухарева
    Анна Сухарева December 15, 2018

    Hi! Do you a video about DID?
    I'd be interested to hear what you explain about it

  69. Lioness006
    Lioness006 January 8, 2019

    I'm pretty sure I have this too. Like a mix of AvPD, OCPD, and BPD. Along with major depressive disorder/dysthymia, general & social anxiety, C-PTSD, and other issues. I'm a mess.

  70. Deutschehordenelite
    Deutschehordenelite January 17, 2019

    Not like I needed another "confirmation" but yep, pretty spot on. One thing to add, Id say it's less "comfort" than avoiding "discomfort" while those things still feel like chores. (sometimes) Everything feels like a chore to me..
    Add anxiety and depression onto that and your world is in a state of chaos most of the time.

  71. Edelweiss W
    Edelweiss W January 18, 2019

    The main problem I have with ocpd is the discomfort and hell I feel if I’m not being that person I want to be. I just get so depressed. And that’s the reason I actually want to make it better. So I can balance that black and white thinking and be able to live without being this person I can’t be right now because of what’s going on in my life.

  72. First Last
    First Last February 25, 2019

    Wow first time watching your vids. Ur amazing. Thx so much. Now im a subscriber. What are some effective ways to bring up this subject with people in your life that might have this disorder and that you love, but their disorder is pushing you away. How can I bring it up without them getting super defensive?

  73. t-ara lovely
    t-ara lovely February 25, 2019

    It feels like me but not with everything with only certain things like if the rug isn't perfectly straight with the tiles of the floor it bugs me and I dont feel relieved until I fix it even in other people's homes
    I mean only what takes my attention bugs me until I fix it not every thing
    But almost everything else is like OCPD
    I dont spend money because I might need it later
    I want my garment to be perfect (I sew)
    And a lot more but my house isn't flawless

  74. Elina Pesonen
    Elina Pesonen February 25, 2019

    That was me, 8/8, just a few years ago, and it drove me to severe depression. And today, only one of those features left to combat! All of the thoughts are still there, of course, but I'm able to ignore them or just concentrate on what's more fun or pleasant. I look at my (according to my standards) untidy apartment and decide to watch youtube videos instead of cleaning, without feeling anxious about it. Yey! You will get there too and it will make your life so much more relaxed and you a nicer person to others. 😊

  75. emily robinson
    emily robinson March 2, 2019

    I do have this and I don't know what to do about it?

  76. jenna lied
    jenna lied March 5, 2019

    thank u for this video! i think i have this comorbid w adhd

  77. sad cam
    sad cam March 25, 2019

    one thing i woulda liked to hear is abt intrusive thoughts bc the main part im bothered by is the constant thought abt certain things that make me feel like i HAVE to do it or my thoughts will never leave me

  78. j chung
    j chung March 27, 2019

    i have a test in abnormal psychology and im binging all of your videos! <3 thank you so much. i learn so much better through someone talking rather than reading. always appreciate your videos 🙂

  79. Kimberly Galanti
    Kimberly Galanti April 5, 2019

    You forgot the lack of empathy. Thats why its often mistaken for npd.

  80. tvee
    tvee April 8, 2019

    I have 6 out of the 8 personality traits. I agree with you that group therapy and sharing experiences can make a person realise the mental anguish it can cause loved ones. I don’t have severe OCPD, but it does cause some of my loved ones that live with me, mental stress. Especially my need to control and have order in my home and even in public (in my own country).

  81. Fables 456
    Fables 456 April 12, 2019

    I wonder how many have been misdiagnosed with autism spectrum

  82. Monica Makovicz
    Monica Makovicz April 18, 2019

    I'm studying for the Psych GRE in hopes of getting accepted into a PsyD program soon. Your videos are extremely helpful to remember the differences between seemingly similar mental illnesses.

    OCD = obsessive and compulsive behaviors cause distress to pt
    OCPD= obsessive and compulsive behaviors alleviate pt's feeling of needing to be in control

    Am I understanding this correctly?

  83. ScelerataBestiola
    ScelerataBestiola April 19, 2019

    tbh this sounds A LOT like autism traits (i'm autistic)

  84. Mike Abbate
    Mike Abbate April 20, 2019

    OCPD = Taurus Zodiac Sign

  85. Sister Erin
    Sister Erin April 27, 2019

    How do you help someone who has ocpd but doesn't believe that he has it?

  86. 1000 subscribers with no videos?
    1000 subscribers with no videos? April 28, 2019

    Number 8 I wanted to change but didn’t then didn’t want to change

  87. Adam G
    Adam G May 9, 2019

    you said you are talking about ocpd but the title says ocd

  88. G A Aspros Figueroa
    G A Aspros Figueroa May 22, 2019

    I have what I call a “shoe graveyard.” My dog chews them up & I toss them into the graveyard.. not the trash can. It’s just strange to me to throw them away because it’s not a typical trash item. I’ve always donated clothing but I can’t donate them. Please convince me to throw them away — I need rationale & motivation!!

  89. Karlijn Achterberg
    Karlijn Achterberg May 26, 2019

    the worst part is that many of the diagnosis traits are to an extent glorified and valued in academic / career related environments, making it even harder for people with ocpd to see that what they’re doing is harmful to their mental health because their behaviour yields praise and favourable results

  90. calcedonio Paolucci
    calcedonio Paolucci June 7, 2019

    I was told once that I have this. Except for wanting things to be perfect; I disagree that I have this. Thank you for the video, that diagnosis always bothered me; and now I know it was wrong, it’s a relief. So, thank you again for the video.

  91. King of heroes Gilgamesh
    King of heroes Gilgamesh June 13, 2019

    3:45 well I do have that particular personality trait

  92. Mark the Demystifier & Retroactive Jealousy Support
    Mark the Demystifier & Retroactive Jealousy Support June 20, 2019

    Great video. Out of all the PD diagnoses, however, I think this is the one I am most suspicious of. Not to say that it never exists, but that these kinds of symptoms are more likely to be attributable to an Autistic Spectrum Condition and/or to Workaholism, and while the latter is not in the DSM, I contend that it is a very valid and useful diagnosis for a specific form of addiction.

  93. HRD Heather 77
    HRD Heather 77 July 7, 2019

    OCPD. WTH! who the hell makes this shit up! What a joke. theres real disorders and then theres this shit!

  94. Shantanu Sen
    Shantanu Sen August 9, 2019

    Your videos are great – easy to understand yet packed with relevant facts.
    The only problem I face watching your videos is that I need to keep my eyes closed and just listen to the audio part of it. Your beauty is too distractive!

  95. Catherine Tanaka
    Catherine Tanaka August 11, 2019

    Thanks Kati for the video. Very helpful to hear that group therapy and psychotherapy are effective as I always thought CBT was the main response. Someone I love suffers from this especially when he's under heavy stress, so I think it's also worth mentioning that someone may present with OCPD when they are under stress in their lives and at other times just drop back to being a perfectionist. I have also found the OCPD under stress requires a lot more space and control in his environment and relationships and so that is the time when the relationship suffers the most. But not under stress it drops back to a more tolerable level. So I think one key to being in relationship with an OCPD person is to identify those things that de-stress him and increase those de-stressing mechanisms in times of other life stresses (moving, death of family members, work issues etc. will be high stress for OCPD because their structure is taken away).

  96. Aruna Dayananda
    Aruna Dayananda August 20, 2019

    Thank you for ur very informative video

  97. Jeff Dennis
    Jeff Dennis August 22, 2019

    Deja Vu

  98. Vesperz
    Vesperz September 28, 2019

    Thank you.

  99. staybalanced
    staybalanced October 2, 2019

    Is there a book that lists ways to give yoruself therapy. A real therapy is not an option.
    Being ocpd and attached to outcomes or ways of doing things can block blessings and life from being lived to its fullest.

  100. Vick Kara
    Vick Kara October 3, 2019

    This exactly describes me.. especially lately. I am sacrificing friendships, pleasantness, peace, basically my life for a never-ending never gratifying checklist.. it's Soo exhausting..

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