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@maryland677 – I wanted to join @user_chdb5e8ac in welcoming you to Mayo Clinic Connect. Sounds as though you are looking out for your father, and I applaud your efforts to learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), which you believe he may have. If you scroll down a bit on this Mayo Clinic page, you will find information on OCPD https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/personality-disorders/symptoms-causes/syc-20354463.

I'd like to invite into this conversation @gingerw @iwishiwasanon @parus @healthytoday @gman007 @wellandhappy, who may have some thoughts for you as you try and help your dad with his delusions and other symptoms from OCPD. What are some of the other characteristics of the 8 DCM-V listed characteristics for OCPD that you've seen in your dad?

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Yes, welcome to Connect. When I attempt to explain the OCPD situation, I find myself gravitating toward high functioning aspergers, and the autism spectrum.

My youngest daughter developed the ocpd as a late teen, but she did graduate in Geology from a big 10 University and has landed a nice government job with the Department of Natural Resources . She has difficulty with relationships sometimes.

@maryland677 Has your father had a complete physical by a gerontologist? As a specialist working with our older generation, knowing a baseline is very helpful in moving forward with issues such as you're seeing. Please let us know what steps you decide to take, and know we are here to help however we can.
Ginger

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