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Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

1. A pervasive pattern in adulthood characterized by unattainable perfectionism; preoccupation with rules, details, and orderliness; unreasonable attempts to control others; excessive devotion to work; and rumination to the point of indecisiveness, all at the expense of flexiblity, openness, and efficiency. 2. A DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.
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