Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD): Pathogenesis ...

Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD): Pathogenesis and Clinical Findings

 • Miserly - Lack of generosity when it comes to spending money on others or themselves; hoard in case of future misfortune 

 • Over-devotion to work - This goes beyond a healthy dedication to a career to the point that the devotion is at the expense of relationships and leisure activities.

 • Perfectionism - Impairs the person's ability to finish a task, as they are unable to meet their own overly strict standards.

 • Inability to delegate tasks - Do not want other people to do things on their behalf

 • Preoccupation with details - EXTREME attention to rules, order, organization, & schedules to point that main goal of activity is lost or forgotten

 • Over-conscientiousness - Inflexible surrounding matters of morality and ethics with a strong sense of righteousness about the way that things should be done

 • Stubborn - Rigid & formal in mannerisms.

 • Hoarding - Unable to throw objects away, even if the object has no value


A pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, and mental and interpersonal control, at the expense of flexibility, openness, and efficiency, starting by early adulthood and present in a variety of contexts with >4 of:


Cannot discard objects

Rule obsessed


Miserly spending


Excludes leisure due to devotion to work

Reluctant to delegate to others

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