People who suffer from this disorder want attention, valuation, and social contact. Because of this, they may be one of the easiest to meet regularly in therapy, but also the most difficult because of the extreme need of support and assurance.
Persons suffering from this personality disorder are seen as extremely inflexible and lack openness in their daily routines and also in their personal relationships. Treatment options that do not fit within the client's cognitive schema, will likely be quickly rejected rather than attempted.
Treatment is most effective when the nature of the disease process is first discussed with the individual, as well as typical and accepted treatments. A physician in this instance is best sticking with the facts of the presenting problem and underlying disorder rather than offering vague impressions of their opinion. Since the individual with this disorder tends to be meticulous and concerned with details, the treatment regimen -- once accepted -- will likely go on without incident.
As with most personality disorders, treatment is often short-term, focusing on symptom relief and the support of existing coping mechanisms while teaching new ones.