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Clinical perfectionism: a cognitive-behavioural analysis.

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This paper reviews the characteristics of clinical perfectionism and proposes a new definition of the phenomenon. It is suggested that the defining feature of clinically significant perfectionism is the overdependence of self-evaluation on the determined pursuit (and achievement) of self-imposed personally demanding standards of performance in at least one salient domain, despite the occurrence of adverse consequences. It is suggested that such clinical perfectionism is maintained by the bias...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Behaviour research and therapy
Volume:
40
Issue:
7
Pages:
773-791
Publication date:
2002-07-05
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EISSN:
1873-622X
ISSN:
0005-7967
URN:
uuid:3a3cb107-23a7-4cbd-994d-cd0b9c76701c
Source identifiers:
139474
Local pid:
pubs:139474

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