Exploring Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
Katlin Koch
Buena Vista University
Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder
The topic that I chose for this paper is Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. When thinking about psychology of personality as a whole, there are many different approaches, topics and dynamics that are associated with personality. According to Burger (2015), “personality can be defined as consistent behavior patterns and intrapersonal processes originating within the individual” (p. 4). The reason I chose obsessive compulsive personality disorder as my topic is because I find its contents to be interesting, the behaviors associated with the disorder are intriguing and it is a personality disorder that often times doesn’t get talked about.
Obsessive compulsive personality disorder is defined as a disorder …show more content…

What I have found by looking at both of the above articles is that there are many different symptoms, categories and dimensions that are associated with the disorder. Obsessive compulsive personality disorder does not define ones personality, it is just an apart of it.
According to Kaya et al. (2015), obsessive compulsive disorder is found more in the female gender rather than male gender. There are also different characteristics of the personality disorder between genders. According to Kaya, Uguz, Sahingoz, & Gezginc (2015), there have been higher rates of obsessive compulsive personality disorder in pregnant and postpartum women than there in the general population (p. 248).
The last article that I examined by Mroczkowski et al (2011), it examined when someone had the personality disorder of OCD added with a disorder such as anxiety, the symptoms can be more severe. OCD symptoms may include compulsions and repetitive behaviors. Adding an anxiety disorder to the equation can make the OCD more intense and

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