Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder Case Study
People with OCD frequently perform tasks, or compulsions, to seek relief from obsession-related anxiety.Within and among individuals, the initial obsessions, or intrusive thoughts, vary in their clarity and vividness.
OCD sometimes manifests without overt compulsions, referred to as Primarily Obsessional OCD.
The observed groups included a "symmetry factor", a "forbidden thoughts factor", a "cleaning factor", and a "hoarding factor".
The "symmetry factor" correlated highly with obsessions related to ordering, counting, and symmetry, as well as repeating compulsions.
The person might feel that these actions somehow either will prevent a dreaded event from occurring or will push the event from their thoughts.
In any case, the individual's reasoning is so idiosyncratic or distorted that it results in significant distress for the individual with OCD or for those around them.