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The Correlation Between Perfectionism and Serum Thyroid Hormone Levels in Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder Patients


Department of Psychiatry, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University School of Medicine, Erzincan, Turkey


Clinic of Psychiatry, Siverek State Hospital, Şanlıurfa, Turkey


Department of Psychiatry, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey


Department of Public Health, Fırat University School of Medicine, Elazığ, Turkey


Department of Psichiatry, Firat University School of Medicine, Elazig, Turkey

Alpha Psychiatry 2021; 22: 263-268
DOI: 10.5152/alphapsychiatry.2021.21249
Read: 1733 Downloads: 681 Published: 01 September 2021

Objective: Perfectionism is one of the leading clinical symptoms of the obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD). This research aimed to compare perfectionism and serum thyroid hormone levels between individuals with OCPD and healthy individuals of a control group.

Methods: The serum levels of free T4, free T3, and thyroid-stimulating hormone of 37 patients diagnosed with OCPD and 36 healthy controls with similar sociodemographic traits were measured. Furthermore, the Sociodemographic and Clinical Data Form, the Beck Anxiety Inventory (BAI), the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI), and the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS) were applied to all participants in the study. 

Results: There was a statistically remarkable correlation between the FMPS total score and the T3 level (r = −0.47, P = .004), and between the BAI and the T3 level (r = −0.41, P = .011). 

Conclusion: The research findings demonstrated that there could be a correlation between perfectionism and thyroid hormone levels.

Cite this article as: Yıldız S, Kazğan A, Tabara MF, Kurt O, Atmaca M. The correlation between perfectionism and serum thyroid hormone levels in obsessive-compulsive personality disorder patients. Alpha Psychiatry. 2021;22(5):263-268.

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