34 - Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder - Ordered, Controlled, Anally Retentive

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Know someone who likes to have things neat and tidy, sticks rigidly to the rules and appears tightly wound? This week we’re talking about the characteristics of Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder. In the last of our personality disorders series, we cover diagnosis, theory and treatment of this PD. We attempt to avoid self-diagnosis (Hunter), outwardly reject prior misdiagnosis (Amy) and barely refrain from diagnosing the entire psychology profession with OCPD. Wrapping up the show, Hunter talks about medical journal articles from the 1800s and Amy ponders if she’s got what it takes to survive an apocalypse.

Resources
Personality Disorders in Modern Life, 2nd Edn. Millon & colleagues
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edn (DSM-5)

Things we came across

Hunter:
Maladies of the 1800s : https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=%22Edinb%20Med%20Surg%20J%22%5Bjour%5D

Amy:
Alie Ward’s Ologies : https://itunes.apple.com/au/podcast/somnology-sleep-part-2-with-dr-w-chris-winter/id1278815517?i=1000422378279&mt=2

Are survivalists malevolent? https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0191886918301223

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