Compulsive Personality Disorder in Teenage GirlsWe can help your daughter with Compulsive Personality Disorder, also known as Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder, or OCPD. This is characterized by an obsession with perfectionism and control, showing itself in highly driven (and typically, first born) children. Your girl may find it very difficult to make decisions, and be hypersensitive to criticism and judgment, struggle with being flexible and open to new situations, because she is compulsively striving for perfection in nearly everything she does. She may exhibit repetitive behaviors (as in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder*) beyond her control to stop, show a preoccupation with details, rules and lists, and even be a workaholic.
She is likely to struggle with her own expectations as well as perceived expectations of those around her.
There are no blood tests that can confirm your daughter’s OCPD diagnosis; a physician/mental health professional must determine whether her symptoms and life history meet the criteria. Her thinking may be so natural for her that she does not recognize that she has this problem, possibly not even realizing it until her world falls apart.
Persistent group/individual and long-term psychotherapy can be highly effective in improving her environment, as she is likely to be unwilling to change. It is important to remember that she has not chosen to have these compulsive thoughts and so any judgment, real or perceived, only increases the stress she already deals with. It is important to encourage her, to help her be comfortable in new ways of thinking, and accept her, rather than judge her for compulsive behaviors.
Support groups are an excellent adjunct, as a means to gain emotional and social support from the community, assuring your daughter’s continuing independence and stability.
Causes are believed to be an interlinking of environmental, genetic and unbalanced brain chemistry.
*Note: while sometimes used interchangeably, OCPD is not to be confused with OCD. An OCD sufferer has unwanted thoughts, but an OCPD sufferer believes her thinking to be correct and natural.
A Balanced Approach
While it is most important to help your teen with her Compulsive Personality Disorder and with her academic work (we offer a fully accredited high school diploma), we think it is also very important for her life to be well balanced. Therefore, we provide activities such as horseback riding, volleyball, swimming, caring for farm animals, wilderness outings and more. We’ll teach your daughter to sing in our choir and to speak publicly. Our school offers a well-balanced therapeutic program designed to help her get back on track spiritually, behaviorally and academically.
Why Wings of Faith Academy for Girls?
Compulsive Personality Disorder is a complex issue, but if your teen girl is struggling with it … our Christian boarding school can help. Wings of Faith Academy is uniquely equipped to help struggling teen girls who are at risk because of Compulsive Personality Disorder. Our structured environment and counseling will help your daughter get the help she needs in coping with CPD. We will help her discover and face her particular issues and learn how to make positive changes in her life.
Possibly, you feel you have tried everything, and nothing seems to work, and she just continues on a downward spiral. We understand how incredibly difficult it is when you are looking for help with an out-of-control or rebellious teen. Finding the right boarding school will likely be one of the most important decisions you will ever make. There is hope for your daughter, and our safe environment with compassionate care and staff supervision can be the first solid step in finding a way out of the control that Compulsive Personality Disorder seems to hold over her.
Boarding schools typically tend to expel misbehaving girls but at Wings of Faith, we welcome them and work with them to change their behaviors. We are an affordable conservative Christian boarding school, designed for pre-teen and teenage girls who are struggling with bad behavior. The Academy provides behavioral correction with an emphasis on Christian values, set in a comfortable residential ranch setting. Our school is a member of the Missouri Association of Christian Child Care Agencies (MACCCA) and our methods have been turning teen girls around for over 20 years.
If you’re seeking a solution to your daughter’s life-disrupting condition, please call and speak to us at (417) 276-8761. Let us show you how, at Wings of Faith, we can help your teen overcome her Compulsive Personality Disorder, and start the transformation of her life to a joyful and productive future.