New Lifehouse Academy understands that you want to find help now for your teen girl who struggles with Compulsive Personality Disorder. Please take a moment to look over this article, and then give us a call, (918) 435-8206.
About Compulsive Personality Disorder
We can work with your girl if she has Compulsive Personality Disorder, sometimes called Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD. This is experienced as a fixation with control and perfectionism, seen in highly driven (often, first born) children. Your teen is seeking perfection in almost anything she attempts, and so may have difficulty in being decisive; she may be overly sensitive to critique, and struggle with flexibility or openness to unfamiliar situations. She may show repetitive behaviors (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder*) that are beyond her power to stop, be preoccupied with rules and details. Your girl is likely to toil under the weight of her own expectations as well as perceived expectations of those around her, and perhaps even be a workaholic. Causes are believed to be an interlinking of unbalanced brain chemistry with hereditary and environment factors. *Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCPD should not to be confused with OCD. An OCD sufferer has unwanted thoughts, but an OCPD sufferer believes her thinking to be natural and appropriate.
New Lifehouse – Offering a Unique Approach for Your Daughter With Compulsive Personality Disorder
A blood test cannot prove a child’s diagnosis; a doctor must determine whether symptoms and life history fit the criteria. Your teen’s thinking may be so instinctive that she doesn’t see this problem; maybe not until her world crumbles around her feet. Group/individual and long-term psychotherapy can be invaluable in improving his environment, but your girl will likely be unwilling to change. You must remember that she has not chosen to have these compulsive thoughts. It is important to encourage her, to help her gain comfort in new ways of thinking, and accept, rather than judge his compulsive behaviors. Any judgment, perceived or real, only increases the stress she already feels. Support groups are an excellent option, as a way to gain emotional and social support from the community, assuring your daughter’s continuing self-sufficiency and steadiness.
New Lifehouse – Helping Teen Girls See Greater Possibilities in Life
We are a lower cost Christian boarding school designed for troubled or misbehaving girls, ages 14-18. Our goal is to provide teenage girls and their families with the tools and resources to help them begin to thrive academically, relationally and spiritually. We help once troubled girls begin living a fulfilling life, equipping them to become happy, confident, self-reliant and successful adults.
Teen Challenge Oklahoma’s New Lifehouse Academy is nestled at the foothills of the Ozarks near Grand Lake on a 40-acre picturesque and peaceful property, with access nearby to over 900 acres of property with a large creek, wooded hills and trails.
Again, if your teen girl needs help with Compulsive Personality Disorder, please call us at (918) 435-8206. We can help her be better prepared to meet life’s challenges and become a whole young woman.