Obsessive-Compulsive Personality

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a personality disorder that’s characterized by extreme perfectionism, order, and neatness. People with OCPD will also feel a severe need to impose their own standards on their outside environment.


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW139
Diagnosis: Obsessive-Compuslive Personality Disorder
US Patients: Most commonly diagnosed personality disorder
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: M2;W in diagnoses
Age Onset:
Brain Area:
Symptoms: obsessed with rules, order, perfectionism
Progression: Perfectionism, inability to delegate, rigidity and stubborness are stable; miserly spending and devotion to productivity.
Causes: Parents who provided necessities, but not wants nor desires may be factors, including 50% heredity.
Therapies: CBT, especially group CBT shows less anxiety and depression, increased extraversion and agreeableness, reduced neuroticism.

Youtube Video: Perfectionism vs. OCPD vs. OCD

Amazon or Library Book:

Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Support Group: icodf.org; 617-973-5801 (International OCD Foundation – This website has a meeting directory.)

Contact your school for Special Education under the U. S. Department of Education’s individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 300.8.

Contact your local Social Security office for possible Disability Benefits through their Disability Determination Services,

Section 12.08.


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