Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Causes

(Also Known As: Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Causes, Ocpd Causes, Anankastic Personality Disorder Causes, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Causes, OCD Causes, Compulsion Causes, Obsession Causes)

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What Causes Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder?

To date, no single specific Cause of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder has been identified. In the early years of Freudian psychoanalysis, however, it was believed that faulty parenting is a major factor that brings about the development of personality disorders. Recent studies have supported the importance of early life experiences, realizing that positive emotional development is determined by parental warmth and appropriate reaction to the needs of the child. This way, they will have security and will feel valued. People suffering from Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder did not get to experience warmth and love from their parents.

Although genetic factors are not well recorded, culture may have a vital role in the incidence of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder. In societies governed by authoritarianism and bound by rules, OCPD is likely to develop. Likewise, religions and jobs that require exactness and adherence to rules can contribute to the development of Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder as well.

Researchers believe that Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder has a genetic connection and may be due to an imbalance in the brain chemistry of an individual. There is no exact cause of the disorder, although several factors such as head injuries, childbirth trauma, epilepsy, and other serious conditions are attributed to Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder.

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Antisocial Personality Disorder – Disregard of the Rights of Others, Lack of Empathy, Manipulation, Deception
Avoidant Personality Disorder – Pervasive Social Inhibition, Extreme Sensitivity Towards Negative Criticisms, Fear of Rejection
Borderline Personality Disorder – Variability of Moods, Anxiety, Split Personality, Unstable Interpersonal Relationships, Distorted Self Image
Dependent Personality Disorder – Pervasive Psychological Dependence on Others, Dependent, Anxiety, Depression, Excessive Need for Others in Order to Become Functional
Narcissistic Personality Disorder – Grandiosity, Self Admiration, Lack of Empathy, Obsession in Oneself, Self-Centeredness
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – Intrusive Thoughts, Excessive Dread That Something Negative Will Happen, Irrational Behavior, Repetitive Acts
Paranoid Personality Disorder – Long Standing Suspiciousness, Paranoia, Maladaptive Behavior, Irrational Thinking
Schizotypal Personality Disorder – Need for Social Isolation, Fear of Humiliation, Odd Behavior, Unconventional Beliefs