The authors evaluated personality dysfunction in 23 patients with
primary obsessive-compulsive disorder and an age- and sex-matched group of
patients with major depressive disorder. There were no significant
differences between the two patient groups with respect to mean personality
trait scores or the frequency or type of personality disorder diagnosis. A
mixed personality disorder with avoidant, dependent, and passive-aggressive
features was most commonly observed in the obsessive-compulsive group.
There was a very low frequency of schizoid or compulsive personality