Anankastic Personality Disorder (Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder) Diagnostic Criteria

The formal diagnosis of anankastic personality disorder, or obsessive-compulsive personality disorder, rests on these symptoms, which can be evaluated by psychiatrists and other mental health professionals. Also see the related page on OCD criteria in the DSM: “OCD: Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”.

Anankastic Personality Disorder According to the ICD-10

The following information is reproduced verbatim from the ICD-10 Classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders, World Health Organization, Geneva, 1992. (Since the WHO updates the overall ICD on a regular basis, individual classifications within it may or may not change from year to year; therefore, you should always check directly with the WHO to be sure of obtaining the latest revision for any particular individual classification.)

F60.5 Anankastic (Obsessive-Compulsive) Personality Disorder

Personality disorder characterized by at least 3 of the following:

  1. feelings of excessive doubt and caution;
  2. preoccupation with details, rules, lists, order, organization or schedule;
  3. perfectionism that interferes with task completion;
  4. excessive conscientiousness, scrupulousness, and undue preoccupation with productivity to the exclusion of pleasure and interpersonal relationships;
  5. excessive pedantry and adherence to social conventions;
  6. rigidity and stubbornness;
  7. unreasonable insistence by the patient that others submit to exactly his or her way of doing things, or unreasonable reluctance to allow others to do things;
  8. intrusion of insistent and unwelcome thoughts or impulses.

Includes:

  • compulsive and obsessional personality (disorder)
  • obsessive-compulsive personality disorder

Excludes:

  • obsessive-compulsive disorder

Diagnostic Guidelines

Please see the separate set of notes which apply to all personality disorders in the ICD-10 system of classification: ICD Notes Common to the Diagnostic Criteria for Each Personality Disorder.

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