A pervasive preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and control characterizes obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). OCPD impacts the lives of up to 7% of the U.S. population. That means more than 1,500 Nashville, TN residents, and the surrounding communities suffer from OCPD yearly.
OCPD is one of the most common personality disorders impacting the lives of adolescents and adults, according to the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health’s obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) treatment facility in Nashville, TN, understands the prevalence. We have a team of mental health professionals with the expertise to improve the quality of life for you or a loved one. We offer primary mental health treatment for OCPD, emphasizing individualized care.
What does OCPD Look Like?
According to the American Psychiatric Association, individuals with OCPD tend to focus excessively on details, rules, and procedures. They have high standards for themselves, which can put unrealistic demands on them.
Regarding work and school, personal expectations can sometimes make it challenging to complete the tasks associated with either one. Excessive devotion and the need for control and orderliness can make it difficult to maintain healthy relationships. Individuals with OCPD are often rigid in their routines, are stuck in stubbornness, and prefer predictability over spontaneity.
OCPD causes individuals to spend too much time making decisions and weighing the pros and cons of every possible outcome. Some might find this preoccupation challenging to make plans with friends, make important decisions, be open to feedback, and get along with others. Interpersonal relationships tend to suffer.
OCPD is distinct from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). However, they share some commonalities. The intrusive thoughts, repetitive behaviors, and personality traits that lean toward perfectionism are common to both.
Our OCPD Treatment Approaches
Our combination of evidence-based therapeutic techniques improves our clients’ chances of leaving our facilities sober, along with coping strategies for their mental illness. These techniques teach our clients positive, healthy habits that promote continued growth after the treatment program ends. The skills learned can be applied during aftercare.
Holistic therapy is an alternative treatment service that focuses on the whole person, not just specific addiction-related symptoms. Our therapists consider your physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual well-being.
We use several holistic treatments, including the following:
- Music Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Movement Therapy
- Animal Therapy
Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) is an effective therapy for treatment. It improves how you manage your emotions. DBT makes you more in tune with your emotional state while building coping skills, impulse control, emotional control, and getting along with others.
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) also improves how individuals interact with others. Our clients identify and change inaccurate beliefs and negative behaviors affecting relationships. It can reduce mood swings, anxiety symptoms, self-harming behaviors, and suicidal tendencies.
Rational emotive behavior therapy (REBT) helps individuals understand unhelpful thoughts that can lead to negative emotions or behaviors. REBT focuses on the moment and what a person is feeling. Our therapists help you form new ways of approaching challenges, thoughts, and circumstances. The root of the adverse emotions is addressed so that self-sabotaging behavior can taper off.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) combines mindfulness and acceptance strategies. The idea behind ACT is to focus on helping individuals develop mental and emotional flexibility and avoid making risky decisions.
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy helps individuals overcome symptoms caused by trauma and distress through eye movement. It treats dual diagnosis because it can help resolve unpleasant memories and experiences. This psychotherapy technique is based on the idea that the mind can heal from psychological trauma, similar to how the body can recover from physical trauma.
Motivational interviewing (MI)
Motivational interviewing (MI) is helpful for individuals struggling with substance use. This form of talk therapy involves a non-judgemental and empathetic conversation with a therapist to help increase our clients’ motivation to change their behaviors.
By exploring each individual’s values, goals, and concerns, the approach identifies and reinforces self-determination to begin making more positive changes. With guidance from our clinicians, clients gain insights into their drug abuse patterns, develop coping strategies to reduce their use, and work toward recovery.
Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
The distress caused by obsessive and intrusive thoughts may cause some individuals to self-medicate to escape them. Substance abuse can make the thoughts worse.
OCD can also increase the occurrence of other mental health conditions and psychiatric disorders:
- Depression: Individuals can develop OCD and depression at the same time. The International OCD Foundation states that 25-50% of individuals with OCD experience depression. Typically, OCD presents first, but for some, OCD and depression onset simultaneously.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): While individuals with GAD tend to spend a significant amount of time worrying about issues that concern them, some don’t participate in everyday actions, such as hand washing, ordering, and rearranging. However, the worrying is both their obsession and compulsion.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD overlaps with OCD. With both, people experience intrusive memories or thoughts, repetitive behaviors and actions to cope with stress and avoidance of settings that trigger intrusive thoughts.
- Tic Disorders: Often called Tourette’s syndrome, have symptoms that interfere with daily life. These behaviors can be both disruptive and embarrassing for individuals. They can occur unexpectedly. People with tic disorder tend to have a strong urge to a movement or sound that satisfies them. The tics can display in the form of grunts, whistles, and repetition of words. Some people experience repetitive facial movements, including blinking, opening their mouths wide, or scrunching their noses. Children often have twitches in their arms or legs.
- Bipolar Disorder: The most telling characteristic of bipolar disorder is an individual’s extreme mood swings. These mood swings include racing thoughts, hyperactivity, and excessive energy. Many individuals also tend to have bouts of depression, feeling hopeless and despair due to this mood disorder.
Our OCPD Treatment Programs
For individuals struggling with comorbid obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and substance abuse or other conditions, we offer comprehensive programs that target all aspects of distress within the individual in a structured and flexible way. Comorbid OCD requires a diagnosis of OCPD, related disorders, and substance abuse conditions.
Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
This plan is the most flexible for individuals as it only requires 9 hours, split into three days a week at one of our two facilities. We have a day and an evening program to fit your schedule best, making it easy to incorporate into your week.
The duration and frequency of these treatment services depend upon each individual at the direction of their clinician. IOP is a structured program that consists of weekly therapy. IOP works best for individuals who need a more extensive treatment plan than traditional outpatient services but not residential care.
Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP)
For a more intensive program, our partial hospitalization program (PHP) involves 30 hours of program participation each week, while clients can still return home at the end of the day. PHP is ideal for addressing the symptoms of OCPD and co-occurring substance abuse because it includes individual and group therapy, medication management, and other experiential therapies.
Our clients can access care during the day and return home in the evenings to continue their routines. Our clients have the opportunity to practice new behaviors, overcome anxiety, and build social connections in a supportive community.
Sober Living Homes
This program is excellent for those who do best, surrounded by a support system of people dealing with similar things. Housing is close to our treatment facilities for convenience for the expense of flexibility and convenience. In addition, sober living is a general term for any shared housing environment where each resident is committed to abstaining from alcohol and other drugs.
For most clients, sober living homes are the “next step” following release from an inpatient program. Sober living might be a dwelling cohabited by friends or acquaintances in recovery, a highly-structured program overseen by a hospital or treatment facility, or anything in between. You can expect support groups, time to meet with and engage in therapy with family members, and top-notch psychiatry care.
Why Choose TRUE?
Our mission is to provide the highest quality of recovery education that provides the tools to support transformation in each life we serve, restoring their heart and mind for their soul to receive healing and find a life filled with purpose.
Transforming Roots Unto Eternity (TRUE) Addiction and Behavioral Health was birthed to be the source of healing, restoration, and connection through love in all our services. We live and thrive daily to bring hope to all those seeking a place of refuge to find their TRUE authentic self and TRUE purpose in life.
All of this is achieved by creating an environment to equip people to find the tools needed to change their long-term recovery outcomes from temporary to eternal. TRUE was established based on these principles, and they are what move us with a motivating aim to pursue our “WHY” every day in everything we do with; integrity, passion, diligence, patience, kindness, compassion, empathy, and love.
Get The Help You Need Today
We want to normalize the discussion about obsessive-compulsive disorder and mental health while reducing the stigma associated with such topics. We encourage you or a loved one struggling with the symptoms of OCPD to reach out for treatment options.
If you or someone you know needs support with OCPD, we encourage you to call TRUE Addiction and Behavioral Health. Speak to one of our providers to understand your options for treatment.