compulsive personality disorder

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compulsive personality disorder

[kəm¦pəl·siv ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē dis‚ȯr·dər]
(psychology)
A personality disorder characterized by a preoccupation with rules, order, organization, efficiency, and detail.
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For example, hard-driving, well-organized, demanding, perfectionistic people who tend to function in terms of "my way or the highway" may, indeed, be that--or they may have an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder as assessed by a therapist.
In this study, for example, 31% had an axis II personality disorder, such as obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
Getting an obsessive-compulsive personality disorder patient to face up to his flawed personality takes a great deal of skill.

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