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dystonic/syntonic? Dinah

Posted by floatingbridge on September 19, 2010, at 14:31:27

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Maxime, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 12:57:47

>OCPD is ego syntonic, while OCD is ego dystonic.

Dinah, so ocpd activity (behaviors) maintains ego sense? Are they experienced as self-directed or willed?

Ocd disturbs ego sense? Does one feel acted upon?

 

Re: Suicidal thoughts and Prozac linkadge

Posted by Deneb on September 19, 2010, at 14:56:40

In reply to Re: Suicidal thoughts and Prozac, posted by linkadge on September 19, 2010, at 7:22:39

The side effects of emotional blunting, apathy, etc, from SSRI's don't happen to everyone, and probably most people don't get them.

I'm on two SSRI's, 60mg Prozac and 20mg Celexa as well as 0.75mg Risperdal and I love life! Life is fun and magical for me and I want to life to be 120 years old.

There was a time I was pretty depressed and apathetic and I thought it was the SSRI that caused it. Pdoc didn't think so, but I convinced her to let me reduce my Celexa. Well, the opposite happened. I became even more depressed and apathetic! Then we decided to increase my Prozac and I love life again!

SSRI's don't lessen my ability to feel love. I love Dr. Bob as much as always! ((((Dr. Bob)))) LOL

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah

Posted by Maxime on September 19, 2010, at 15:45:55

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Maxime, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 12:57:47

> OCPD is totally different from OCD. People with OCPD are rigid and perfectionistic, and have very high standards that they impose on themselves and others. They have high need for control. It is related to anxiety. OCPD is ego syntonic, while OCD is ego dystonic.
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> My husband was reading one of the books on OCD I had left around. He came to me all excited, saying "that's me!". It was the section on OCPD, not OCD. :)
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> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Obsessive%E2%80%93compulsive_personality_disorder
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Good lord. I am *so* OCPD. I am going to read up more about it. I have never heard about it before. It fits in well with my eating disorder and my desire to always have everthing perfect. I drive some people mad because I have really high standards for them as well. I get frustrated if they are not meeting my standards. And I don't thing anyone can meet standards because I set them so high. I can't even meet them and that is why I like control things like my eating disorder.

Wow! Interesting stuff.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah

Posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:01:14

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Maxime, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 12:57:47

>OCPD is totally different from OCD.

Absolutely, they are different but there's a lot of confusion surrounding these terms. I have always suspected that most people on babble who say things like 'I'm so OCD' do not have obsessive-compulsive disorder. They are generally referring to obsessive-compulsive personality traits (althought not necessarily OCPD).

 

Lou's request-esesareiz

Posted by Lou Pilder on September 19, 2010, at 16:11:21

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:01:14

Friends,
If you are considering tasking an ssri or considering to wothdrawal from such, I am requesting that you view the followingvideo by Dr. Gary Kohls.
Lou
To see this video;
A. pull up google
B. Type in;
[youtube, ssris are, Dr. Gary Kohls]
you will see a picture of a man and the video is posted on March 2, 2009 and is 7 min

 

Re: Suicidal thoughts and Prozac Deneb

Posted by twinleaf on September 19, 2010, at 16:14:43

In reply to Re: Suicidal thoughts and Prozac linkadge, posted by Deneb on September 19, 2010, at 14:56:40

It's so important that you posted about your experience, It's so rare for anyone doing really well on SSRIs to say so on this forum. It's wonderful that they are doing exactly what they are supposed to do, for you, and aren't doing any of the negative things. I hope your post will encourage others with a range of experiences- positive especially, but all kinds- to contribute. It's just great they've helped you so much! I think you've taken them for several years, haven't you?

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion...

Posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:20:56

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by Maxime on September 19, 2010, at 15:45:55

> It fits in well with my eating disorder and my desire to always have everthing perfect. I drive some people mad because I have really high standards for them as well. I get frustrated if they are not meeting my standards. And I don't thing anyone can meet standards because I set them so high. I can't even meet them and that is why I like control things like my eating disorder.

Harsh superego and control issues are prevelant with other disorders-especially borderline, and not necessarily a symptom of an OC personality. Superego issues-the 'inner critic' seems to go along with low self-worth., however the 'disorder' is expressed. Anyway, most people have a blend of traits and its good people are reading about them. i think it could benefit anyone in the mental health system since psychiatrists often overlook this stuff.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER

Posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:22:51

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:01:14

According to the research, it seems even the professionals are confused about ocd vs ocpd! it's no wonder people here would be too.

 

Re: dystonic/syntonic? floatingbridge

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:27:00

In reply to dystonic/syntonic? Dinah, posted by floatingbridge on September 19, 2010, at 14:31:27

OCPD isn't necessarily considered a problem by people with OCPD. My husband thinks that the world would be a much better place if everyone was more like him.

While OCD is experienced as intrusive thoughts.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:34:27

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:01:14

If you're face to face with it, it's easier to see the difference.

My husband has OCPD. He's never been to a therapist or psychiatrist to be diagnosed. But my therapist is confident that my husband's self assessment was correct. He's not the most extreme sort, but it is obvious.

He also has some OCD traits, but you can tell the difference when he's exhibiting one vs the other. *He* can tell the difference too.

I have OCD. My husband considers it unfortunate that I don't have more OCPD traits. :)

I wish they'd change the name. It's not the same thing at all. Both of them come from anxiety, but that's about it.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah

Posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:37:43

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:34:27

I guess you could say that OCPD traits can sometimes be beneficial; OCD is always harmful.

 

Re: dystonic/syntonic? floatingbridge

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:39:18

In reply to dystonic/syntonic? Dinah, posted by floatingbridge on September 19, 2010, at 14:31:27

For example, I used to get the intrusive fear that I ran over someone, or left my dog in the car. I knew that of course I didn't run over anyone or leave the dog in the car, but I felt compelled to check to make certain. The thoughts were intrusive. I didn't consider them to mesh well with my actual knowledge and beliefs.

OCD is known as the doubting disease.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER ed_uk2010

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:42:42

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:37:43

I think that's largely true.

Although I do forget less when my OCD is acting up. When your brain is constantly scanning for what you might have left undone, and sending all sorts of false or true messages, every once in a while it's right.

That's what makes it so insidious.

I think I did also realize that my OCD flares up when I'm under stress. I sometimes wonder if it's my brains way of distracting me from my real worries by focusing on things I logically know can't have possibly happened.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah

Posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:46:57

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER ed_uk2010, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:42:42

There are things which I probably ought to be worrying about which I'm not, instead I'm busy with OCD thoughts..... well not at the moment fortunately, but I sometimes am.

 

Yes! Precisely. ed_uk2010

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:48:02

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER Dinah, posted by ed_uk2010 on September 19, 2010, at 16:46:57

It's not usually adaptive.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER violette

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:51:31

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER, posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:22:51

It might help to think about OCPD as what people call "anal".

Also, OCD usually is extremely unpleasant to the person who has it, while OCPD is more unpleasant to the people around the person who has it.

My husband really does get upset by his OCD fears.

But the OCPD traits seem perfectly natural and normal to him, even though I try to remember that he's attempting to manage anxiety through control of his environment (and the people in it).

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion..

Posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:54:48

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion... TRIGGER, posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 16:34:27

> I wish they'd change the name.

I wish they'd change the name of anything that precedes "PD". Schitzotypal PD was already moved to axis I by the ICD-10..as it's basically a mild form of schitzophrenia (where did they ever think it was related to one's character?!) hopefully, others will be combined too. I don't see any of them character related, they all seem like mental illness just the same.

OCDP is considered to be more 'neurotic' than 'character'-related (because of higher-level defense mechanisms used)...and can often be adaptive rather than maladaptive.

But most people with strong OCPD are constricted emotionally-where people with strong cluster B traits will be emotionally outward. Cluster B being considered the 'dramatic' personalities.

For ocd vs ocpd-i think the difference is related to OCD anxiety being more in the pre-conscious, where OCPD is conflict mostly more unconscious...where the difference lies in defense mechanisms used. Like your husband, i can always tell when i get 'ocd anxiety'...which stops when the conflict comes to my conscious.

But i'm highly anxious and have different 'types' of anxieties..it was interesting when i began to recognize which are fear-based vs conflict related...anxiety is so common!

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion..

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 17:10:12

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion.., posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:54:48

> For ocd vs ocpd-i think the difference is related to OCD anxiety being more in the pre-conscious, where OCPD is conflict mostly more unconscious...where the difference lies in defense mechanisms used. Like your husband, i can always tell when i get 'ocd anxiety'...which stops when the conflict comes to my conscious.

I've never really understood analytic concepts.

All I know is that OCPD is more an attempt to control one's environment to control anxiety. While OCD is intrusive thoughts and urges.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion...

Posted by Maxime on September 19, 2010, at 18:06:33

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion..., posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 16:20:56

> > It fits in well with my eating disorder and my desire to always have everthing perfect. I drive some people mad because I have really high standards for them as well. I get frustrated if they are not meeting my standards. And I don't thing anyone can meet standards because I set them so high. I can't even meet them and that is why I like control things like my eating disorder.
>
> Harsh superego and control issues are prevelant with other disorders-especially borderline, and not necessarily a symptom of an OC personality. Superego issues-the 'inner critic' seems to go along with low self-worth., however the 'disorder' is expressed. Anyway, most people have a blend of traits and its good people are reading about them. i think it could benefit anyone in the mental health system since psychiatrists often overlook this stuff.

Yes, actually I have not been diagnosed with Borderline as such but I have been told that I have Borderline traits. That's why I did a DBT programme.

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion...

Posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 18:36:53

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion..., posted by Maxime on September 19, 2010, at 18:06:33

i think most people have a mix of traits...not sure if you were aware, but since you mentioned you were in DBT because you thought you had some BPD traits, doesn't mean DBT is the only therapy that you could do...alot of people like DBT, i think it's a good program too, but I think it's more for symptom management as opposed to lasting change (i mean to change your inner state as opposed to behavior), psychodynamic therapy works better for inner state imo...which is also indicated for ocpd.

If you happen to be interested...you seem very curious with understanding yourself, you could google Otto Kernberg, Transference Focused Therapy. He's a well-known expert on Borderline and personality organization/structure. He uses borderline to broadly describe a type of personality organization rather than specific 'symptoms' associated with BPD (if my memory serves me correct, i think i just read this recently).

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion..

Posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 18:44:08

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion.., posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 17:10:12

sorry, i get a bit carried away with the PA concepts sometimes..but this turned into a pretty neat discussion, it was harder to resist :)

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion..

Posted by Phillipa on September 19, 2010, at 19:39:56

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion.., posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 18:44:08

Nurses and Doctors some say they are anal retentive and have ocd but now I know it's ocpd. And that is a good thing as they are well organized and on top of things. Phillipa

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion.. violette

Posted by Dinah on September 19, 2010, at 20:37:32

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion.., posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 18:44:08

It was interesting, wasn't it?

No need to apologize. It's just that my brain doesn't seem to be wired to grasp those concepts.

 

Re: BTW

Posted by morgan miller on September 19, 2010, at 21:18:38

In reply to Re: BTW, posted by floatingbridge on September 13, 2010, at 4:09:03

> > > Do you know Link personally or just from the board?
> >
> > Why do you care? Don't you have better posts to make than this? GAL bro.
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> Morgan, I don't understand this post. And what does GAL bro mean?

I'm afraid to say what GAL means to me, might get booted for a week : )

I was in an irritable mood at the time, and it just seemed like a random unnecessary question.

Morgan

 

Re: suicidality exhaustion... violette

Posted by Maxime on September 19, 2010, at 22:29:06

In reply to Re: suicidality exhaustion..., posted by violette on September 19, 2010, at 18:36:53


I totally agree with the Borderline traits. There are so many of them that it's not hard to have a few. I guess I got the diagnosis because I self injure and I have an eating disorder. I got the label by a psychologist when I was hospitalised. My pdoc however, thinks it's a load of sh*t.

Actually I think DBT is very much designed to change your thoughts (how you see yourself etc) and behaviours. I think it is for lasting change. If I can find myself, my own identity then life would be much easier. I have no idea of who I am and why the hell I put on this earth. I think it was a mistake.

I will certainly look up Otto Kernberg. Thanks for the tip.


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