obsessive-compulsive personality


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obsessive-compulsive personality

[əb′ses·iv kəm′pəl·siv ‚pər·sə′nal·əd·ē]
(psychology)
A behavioral disorder in which a person is generally characterized by chronic, excessive concern with conformity or adherence to standards, resulting in inhibited, inflexible behavior, inability to relax, and the performance of an inordinate amount of work.
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The relation between obsessive-compulsive personality traits and subtypes of compulsive behavior.
Three case examples are presented that illustrate character traits usually associated with descriptions of obsessive-compulsive personality.
Only when those traits become extreme (in about 1% of the population) do they qualify for a DSM-IV diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (301.
To more clearly determine the ability of history and type of personality disorder to predict the clinical course of alcohol relapse as it relates to stress, a large, multicenter prospective study enrolled 573 patients with schizotypal personality disorder (STPD), borderline personality disorder (BPD), antisocial personality disorder (ASPD), or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and followed them for 6 years.
While the first two types seem reasonable to me, overfocused ADD seems a lot like obsessive-compulsive personality disorder.
Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and avoidant personality disorder were the most common Axis II diagnoses among the CIU patients, and both were significantly more prevalent in the patients than in the controls.
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.
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