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Chapter 55. Cluster C Personality DisordersAvoidant, Obsessive-Compulsive, and Dependent

J. Christopher Perry, M.P.H., M.D.
DOI: 10.1176/appi.books.9781585622986.263867

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Cluster C personality disorders include avoidant personality disorder, obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), and dependent personality disorder (DPD) in DSM-IV-TR (American Psychiatric Association 2000), which generally have less impairment than Cluster A and B personality disorders. Arguably, two personality disorders in the DSM-IV-TR Appendix, depressive and passive-aggressive, as well as one in Appendix B of DSM-III-R (American Psychiatric Association 1987), self-defeating, could also be included, but they are mentioned only in passing in this chapter.

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Table 55–1. Transference and countertransference with avoidant patients
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Table 55–2. Transference and countertransference with obsessive-compulsive personality disorder patients
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Table 55–3. Transference and countertransference with dependent patients

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