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
OCPD Mnemonic: SCRIMPER
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
Excludes leisure due to devotion to work
Reluctant to delegate to others
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