Compulsive Personality Disorder
Compulsive Disorder: Perfectionist
Preoccupied with Schedules, Details
A personality disorder is a persistent pattern of emotions, cognitions and behavior that results in enduring emotional distress for the person affected and/or for others and may cause difficulties with work and relationships. DSM-5 divides the personality disorders into three groups or clusters. The cluster division is based on resemblance. Cluster A is called the odd or eccentric clusters; it includes paranoid, schizoid and schizotypal personality disorders. Cluster B is the dramatic, emotional or erratic cluster; it consists of antisocial, borderline, histrionic, and narcissistic personality disorders. Cluster C is the anxious or fearful cluster, it includes avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive personality disorders.
People diagnosed with cluster c personality disorders – avoidant, dependent and obsessive-compulsive - share common features with people who have anxiety disorders. It is anxious and fearful personality disorder.
Obsessive-Compulsive personality disorder
People with OCPD are characterized by a fixation on things being done "the right way". Although many might envy their persistence and dedication, this preoccupation with details prevents them from completing much of anything. OCPD is found more frequently among patients with OCD than among patients with panic disorder or depression.
- Preoccupied with details, rules, schedules and the like.
- Interpersonal relationships are often poor because of stubborn and demanding nature.
- Generally serious, rigid formal and inflexible regarding moral issues, ethics and values.
- Unable to discard worn-out or worthless objects even when they have no sentimental value.
- Miserly and stingy for themselves and for others as well.
- Unable to complete a project because his/ her own overly strict standards are not met.
- Generally rigid.
- Dependent on routine.
- Distant relation to OCD.
- Probable weak genetic role
- Pre disposition to structure combined with parental reinforcement.
Social / Cultural
- Very work- oriented.
- Poor interpersonal relationships.
- Little information.
- attack fears behind need
- relaxation or distraction techniques redirect compulsion to order.
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