Articles on Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (1)
This personality disorder is not related to the similarly-named condition known as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. The latter disorder is one of the anxiety disorders while today's article describes a more pervasive personality disorder… (Read more)

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (2)
In the previous article on this disorder we looked at the story of Terry, an intelligent postgrad student whose career had stalled and marriage was failing due to the presence of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD).
As explained in the previous article, OCPD is unrelated to the more well-known obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) which commonly involves behaviors driven by obsessive thoughts, such as repeated hand washing and checking of locks on doors and windows… (Read more)

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder: Diagnostic Criteria
Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) differs from its better known near-namesake Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) which is one of the anxiety disorders. In contrast, OCPD is one of the personality disorders and is included in the same category as other personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder, antisocial personal disorder and several others.
In order for a diagnosis of OCPD to be made, at least 4 of the following behavior patterns must be present… (Read more)

Philip: Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder in the Workplace
Philip is an intelligent and hard-working engineer with many years experience in his field. He also suffers from undiagnosed Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD). This came up during the marital counseling he was undergoing with his wife. The marriage was in trouble because Philip’s wife Sara was at her wit’s end in trying to communicate with her husband... (Read More)

The Continuing Story of Philip: An OCPD Case Study
Philip wondered why his work colleagues were slow to respond to his requests, often putting his needs behind those of others who are either lower in the pecking order, or who have made their requests after Philip’s... (Read more)


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