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Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder and eating disorders.

Research paper by Katherine A KA Halmi

Indexed on: 26 Jul '06Published on: 26 Jul '06Published in: Eating disorders



Abstract

Obsessions, compulsions, and personality traits such as perfectionism and inflexibility are commonly described in eating disorder patients. A lack of precise clarification has existed in defining the presence of obsessive-compulsive disorder and obsessive-compulsive personality disorder in the various eating disorder subtypes. Research clarifying these definitions and the components of perfectionism as it pertains to eating disorders is reviewed in this article.