Attachment insecurity and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder among inpatients with serious mental illness.

@article{Wiltgen2015AttachmentIA,
  title={Attachment insecurity and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder among inpatients with serious mental illness.},
  author={Anika Wiltgen and Herman M. Adler and Ryan Smith and Katrina A. Rufino and Christopher Rawls Frazier and Christopher F. Shepard and Kirk Booker and Diedra Simmons and Leah D'Aurora Richardson and Jon G. Allen and James Christopher Fowler},
  journal={Journal of affective disorders},
  year={2015},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          411-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is characterized by traits such as extreme rigidity, perfectionism, and controlling behavior, all of which have a negative impact on interpersonal functioning. Attachment theory provides a useful framework to elucidate the interpersonal dysfunction characteristic of OCPD; yet, there is a dearth of attachment research on OCPD in the context of severe mental illness. METHODS Attachment security and personality disorders were assessed… CONTINUE READING
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