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Psychiatry


Answer 4
  1. No psychiatric diagnosis. The DSM-IV-TR states that a diagnosis of obsessive-compulsive personality disorder requires 4 or more traits that represent a pervasive pattern of preoccupation with orderliness, perfectionism, and mental and interpersonal control.1 Further, for a diagnosis of OCD, the symptoms must cause marked distress, take more than 1 hour per day or significantly interfere with the person’s functioning.1 This individual has a mild compulsive trait that does not meet criteria for a psychiatric diagnosis. He does not have symptoms suggestive of generalized anxiety disorder or anxiety disorder not otherwise specified.

    REFERENCE
    1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistcal manual of mental disorders. 4th ed., text rev. Washington (DC): The Association; 2000.

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