publication . Article . 2013

Understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Steven C. Hertler;
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  • Published: 01 Aug 2013 Journal: SAGE Open, volume 3, page 215,824,401,350,067 (issn: 2158-2440, eissn: 2158-2440, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
Abstract
With the ultimate goal of better understanding Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), the present work is a review and critique of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed., DSM-IV ) diagnostic criteria at the end of their 18 years of use. Problems of specificity (polythetic criteria and failure to employ a hallmark feature) make OCPD an indistinct diagnostic category that consequently contains a plurality of types. Problems of sensitivity (missing elements and concrete expression of signs) make it more difficult to cull OCPD persons from the population at large. Collectively, these problems of specificity and sensitivity have und...
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free text keywords: General Arts and Humanities, General Social Sciences, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Clinical psychology, Psychology, Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, medicine.disease, medicine, Population, education.field_of_study, education, lcsh:History of scholarship and learning. The humanities, lcsh:AZ20-999, lcsh:Social Sciences, lcsh:H
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