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J Psychol. 2004 Jan;138(1):5-22.

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and behavioral disinhibition.

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Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, USA.

Abstract

Although obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is an Axis II diagnosis that is not commonly associated with behavioral disinhibition, the literature contains reports of occasional explosive aggressive outbursts. Existing explanations of OCPD etiology do not address the coexistence of compulsive and impulsive features witnessed in some subpopulations of patients. In this study, the authors present a compensatory theory of OCPD in an effort to explain clinical observations of an unexpectedly large number of OCPD diagnoses among patients clinic referred and self-referred for aggression problems.

PMID:
15098711
DOI:
10.3200/JRLP.138.1.5-22
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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