Perfectionism

Perfectionism, in psychology, is a broad personality style characterized by a person’s concern with striving for flawlessness and perfection and is accompanied by critical self-evaluations and concerns regarding others’ evaluations.

 

Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: PW158
Diagnosis: Perfectionism
US Patients:
World Patients:
Sex Ratio: B3;G for suicide; M1.2%;W. PerfectionismB25%;G
Age Onset:
Brain Area:
Symptoms: striving for flawlessness with critical self-evaluations, often leading to depression and low self-esteem, suicide
Progression: often hide negative parts and actions. Usually leads to “all-or-nothing thinking vs. realism.
Causes:
Medications:
Therapies: CBT may be helpful. Helps when there are no major consequences to completing tasks imperfectly.

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