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Medical Term:

obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

 

Definition:

  1. a pervasive pattern in adulthood characterized by unattainable perfectionism; preoccupation with rules, details, and orderliness; unreasonable attempts to control others; excessive devotion to work; and rumination to the point of indecisiveness, all at the expense of flexiblity, openness, and efficiency.
  2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

Synonym(s): compulsive personality, obsessive personality, obsessive-compulsive personality

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