How Does Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Affect The Nervous System?

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Definition

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD) is a condition in which a person is preoccupied with rules, orderliness, and control.


Alternative Names

Personality disorder - obsessive-compulsive


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder tends to occur in families, so genes may be involved. A person's childhood and environment may also play roles.

This condition can affect both men and women, but it most often occurs in men.


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