Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder is characterized by perfectionism and inflexibility. A person with an Obsessive-Compulsive Personality becomes preoccupied with uncontrollable patterns of thought and action. It is an anxiety disorder. Symptoms may cause extreme distress and interfere with a person’s occupational and social functioning. There are obsessional thoughts, impulses, and images. For example- Do I have Cancer? or Washing hand several times without any reason or many other uncontrollable patterns and action. There are five broad categories of Obsessive Compulsive thoughts.  dirt & contamination, aggression, orderliness of objects, sex and religion. Obsessive thoughts have three main themes- aggressive, sexual and blasphemous. Compulsions fall into three major categories- cleaning, checking and counting. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by uncontrollable intrusive thoughts and action that can be alleviated by patterns of rigid and ceremonial behavior. Cut sugar and sugar products, and refine carbohydrates from the diet, it may help control Obsessive Compulsive thoughts about 15- 20%.

Better relationship

A man walked into a therapist’s office looking very depressed. “Dr. you’ve got to help me. I can’t go on like this.” “What’s the problem?” the doctor inquired.

“Well, I am 35 years old and I sill have no luck with the ladies. No matter how hard I try, I just seem to scare them away.”

“My friend, this is not a serious problem. You just need to work on your self-esteem. Each morning, I want you to get up and run to the bathroom mirror. Tell yourself that you are a good person, a fun person, and an attractive person. But say it with real conviction. Within a week you will have women buzzing all around you.”

The man seemed content with this advice and walked out of the office a bit excited. Three weeks later he returned with the same downtrodden expression on his face. “Did my advice not work?” asked the doctor.

“It worked alright. For the past several weeks I’ve enjoyed some of the best moments in my life with the most fabulous looking women.” “So, what’s your problem?” Doctor asked.

I don’t have a problem,” the man replied. “My wife does.”

Pakistan: Punjab-dominated federation – Balochistan situation getting bleaker

Balochistan situation getting bleaker by the day

by: Malik Siraj Akbar

Courtesy: The Hindu

Prospects of the Pakistan People’s Party government’s efforts at reconciliation with the Baloch people are uncertain.

On August 26, Pakistan’s volatile Balochistan province marked the third death anniversary of its slain leader, Nawab Akbar Bugti, amid widespread violence. Ten people were killed; several gas pipelines blown up and electricity pylons destroyed across Balochistan by Baloch insurgents who challenge the authority of the Pakistani state in the province.

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Pay your dues

WASHINGTON DIARY: Pay your dues

by: Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA

Courtesy: Wichaar.com, September 1st, 2009

Some critics argue that paying taxes in Pakistan is counterproductive because it further enriches the corrupt ruling classes. One can argue that accountability for tax revenues is a very low political priority because the most vocal and powerful sections of society do not pay their fair share.

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