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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Updated February 06, 2011

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Definition:

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a chronic, maladaptive pattern of dealing with other people and life challenges characterized by:

  • an excessive need for perfectionism and control over all aspects of your environment
  • preoccupation with details, rules, lists, order or organization to the extent that you often forget the major point of the activity
  • excessive devotion to work at the expense of time spent with your friends or family
  • rigidity with respect to matters of morals, ethics or values
  • an inability to get rid of items that no longer have value
  • a miserly spending style towards both yourself and others

Source:

American Psychiatric Association. "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th ed., text revision" 2000 Washington, DC: Author.[/sub/

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