publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Conscientiousness and Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder

Douglas B. Samuel; Thomas A. Widiger;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2011
  • Publisher: Purdue University
  • Country: United States
Abstract
A dimensional perspective on personality disorder hypothesizes that the current diagnostic categories represent maladaptive variants of general personality traits. However, a fundamental foundation of this viewpoint is that dimensional models can adequately account for the pathology currently described by these categories. While most of the personality disorders have well established links to dimensional models that buttress this hypothesis, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) has obtained only inconsistent support. The current study administered multiple measures of 1) conscientiousness-related personality traits, 2) DSM-IV OCPD, and 3) specific co...
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free text keywords: obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, compulsivity, conscientiousness, persistence, achievement, Psychology, Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Personality disorders, medicine.disease, medicine, Personality, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Big Five personality traits, Obsessive–compulsive personality disorder, Trait, Big Five personality traits and culture
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