Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
In simple terms, OCD is an anxiety disorder that manifests with intrusive thoughts and compulsive behaviors. It’s only a problem, if it is a problem – that is, if the thoughts and behaviors impede healthy functioning. Some OCD symptoms might include, but are not limited to excessive worrying about germs or contamination, counting, checking, various repetitions, and fear one will harm themselves or others. Some co-morbid symptoms and disorders might be hair-pulling, phobias, addictions, and personality disorders. (These are further elucidated below).
OC Spectrum Disorders Some
disorders within the OC Spectrum, are tic disorders, eating disorders,
somatoform disorders, hoarding, skin picking, and Trichotillomania
Major Depression, Dysthymia, Bi-polar, all would be forms of clinical depression. Often the inability to fully mourn or improperly mourned loss/losses can lead to depression.
Excessive worrying, social phobias, panic attacks, are all symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Personality disorders such as narcissistic, borderline, and dependent are character traits that often impede interpersonal relationships; frankly, they inflict harm (take their toll) upon one's self esteem.
Glossary of Psychotherapy Theories, Techniques, and Names
Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD)
Object Relations Theory
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)