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ScientificWorldJournal. 2013 Dec 21;2013:856846. doi: 10.1155/2013/856846. eCollection 2013.

Personality disorders in obsessive-compulsive disorder: a comparative study versus other anxiety disorders.

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1
Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Jaume I University of Castelló, Sos Baynat Avenue, 12071 Castelló, Spain ; Department of Mental Health, General Hospital of Castelló, 13 Benicassim Avenue, 12004 Castelló, Spain.
2
Hospital de Día, Provincial Hospital of Castelló, Cardenal Costa 10, 12004 Castelló, Spain.
3
Department of Educational and Developmental Psychology, University of Valencia, 21 Blasco Ibañez Avenue, 46010 Valencia, Spain.
4
Department of Basic and Clinical Psychology and Psychobiology, Jaume I University of Castelló, Sos Baynat Avenue, 12071 Castelló, Spain.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this paper is to provide evidence for the relationship between personality disorders (PDs), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and other anxiety disorders different from OCD (non-OCD) symptomatology.

METHOD:

The sample consisted of a group of 122 individuals divided into three groups (41 OCD; 40 non-OCD, and 41 controls) matched by sex, age, and educational level. All the individuals answered the IPDE questionnaire and were evaluated by means of the SCID-I and SCID-II interviews.

RESULTS:

Patients with OCD and non-OCD present a higher presence of PD. There was an increase in cluster C diagnoses in both groups, with no statistically significant differences between them.

CONCLUSIONS:

Presenting anxiety disorder seems to cause a specific vulnerability for PD. Most of the PDs that were presented belonged to cluster C. Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD) is the most common among OCD. However, it does not occur more frequently among OCD patients than among other anxious patients, which does not confirm the continuum between obsessive personality and OCD. Implications for categorical and dimensional diagnoses are discussed.

PMID:
24453917
PMCID:
PMC3881686
DOI:
10.1155/2013/856846
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