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 persons 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.
- No psychiatric diagnosis.
1. American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and statistcal manual of mental disorders. 4th ed., text rev. Washington (DC): The Association; 2000.
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