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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Characteristics of patients with obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), patients with obsessive compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and healthy controls OCD OCPD controls statistic characteristic (n = 20) (n = 25) (n = 25) (p-value) mean (sd) age 29.
All of Clinton's thinking problems and emotional defenses described in this article are symptoms of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder as identified by the American Psychiatric Association.
The diagnostic literature says that at least five of the criteria of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder must be present to identify someone as suffering from this disorder.