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Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

About 1 in 100 people in the United States is estimated to have OCPD. OCPD is diagnosed in twice as many men as women. Source: International OCD Foundation

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Series Overview

OCPD 101: Why It’s an Issue & How It’s Different From OCD 17 Min

In our first session, Dr. Ramani explains what obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is and how it differs from the more common obsessive-compulsive disorder.

The Causes of OCPD: Who Is Most At Risk? 14 Min

Dr. Ramani discusses the variety of causes of OCPD and which demographics are most at risk for developing this disorder.

The Unique Signs of OCPD & How to Spot Them 12 Min

In this session, Dr. Ramani details the signs of OCPD and how you can spot them in your loved one, co-worker, friend, spouse, and others.

The 8 Characteristics of OCPD, According to the DSM 20 Min

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders outlines the criteria of OCPD. In this session, Dr. Ramani explains each criteria and how it manifests.

Testing for OCPD & How to Convince Someone to See a Doctor 6 Min

When the patterns of OCPD start to impair your life, it becomes a disorder. Dr. Ramani explains how clinicians test for this disorder and how you can encourage a loved one to seek treatment.

OCPD Treatment: The Ins & Outs You Should Know 14 Min

Clinical psychologist, Dr. Ramani, discusses the treatment options available, how to find the right provider, and gets real about her own obsession with her work.

Improving with OCPD: What Long-Term Management Looks Like 12 Min

In our final session, Dr. Ramani discusses long-term management strategies to combat OCPD both as a patient and as a supporter.


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About the Series

Have you ever heard the expression, “that’s so OCD”? According to clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, the personality disorder OCPD (obsessive-compulsive personality disorder) is the condition people are actually but unknowingly referring to when they use this phrase. OCPD is the most common personality disorder, yet most people either mistake it for the more commonly-known condition OCD, or don’t realize it’s a disorder at all.

In this enlightening series, Dr. Ramani breaks down how OCPD is different than OCD, how to spot its unique symptoms, how to convince someone showing those signs to go see a professional, and how to pursue short- and long-term treatment. You’ll walk away with actionable strategies on how to be the best supporter possible to someone with OCPD.

Who is this series for?

This series is for anyone who has been diagnosed with OCPD and wants to learn more about what this disorder entails and strategies for self-improvement.

This series is also a critical guide for supporters of those with OCPD. Through this in-depth education you will learn strategies to help your loved one and yourself.

“Your channel has literally saved my life.”
Eva M.

In this series, you’ll discover:

  • What obsessive-compulsive personality disorder is
  • The differences between OCPD and OCD
  • How to spot the signs and symptoms of OCPD
  • Treatment options available
  • Self-help strategies for long-term management for patients and supporters

“OCPD - without insight, without self-reflection that these patterns are problems, you’re going to go nowhere fast.”

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Ph.D.


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