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A Randomised Controlled CBT Intervention for Maladaptive Perfectionism: Outcome and Predictors

Department of Educational and Social Policy, School of Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts, University of Macedonia, GR-546 36 Thessaloniki, Greece
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Received: 21 June 2021 / Revised: 19 July 2021 / Accepted: 22 July 2021 / Published: 3 August 2021
Maladaptive perfectionism has been associated with certain mental health problems. Moreover, studies suggest that the development of perfectionism can be attributed to childhood experiences and, more specifically, to parenting styles. (1) Background: The aims of the present study were first to examine the relationship of perfectionism to perceived parenting and current symptoms of depression and anxiety and, secondly, to study the effectiveness of a group CBT intervention program for high perfectionism; (2) Methods: Participants were 81 young Greek adults with relatively high scores in perfectionism. They were randomly allocated to two conditions: either the intervention group (IG; n = 40) or a non-active control group (CG; n = 41). The intervention group received a CBT intervention of 10 weekly sessions, while assessments were made in two time points for both groups; (3) Results: There was significant correlation of perfectionism with perceived parental indifference, abuse, and overcontrol as well as measures of anxiety and depression. Results showed significant decrease in perfectionism and other symptoms in the IG. Although perceived paternal indifference and abuse could predict perfectionism at pre-intervention, no pre-intervention variable could predict the perfectionism intervention outcome; (4) Conclusions: Overall, the study suggests that maladaptive perfectionism is associated with perceived negative parenting and current anxiety and depression and that a group CBT intervention can address specific dimensions of maladaptive perfectionism. View Full-Text
Keywords: perfectionism; parental styles; depression; anxiety; CBT; intervention perfectionism; parental styles; depression; anxiety; CBT; intervention
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Zikopoulou, O.; Nisyraiou, A.; Simos, G. A Randomised Controlled CBT Intervention for Maladaptive Perfectionism: Outcome and Predictors. Psychiatry Int. 2021, 2, 287-299. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/psychiatryint2030022

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Zikopoulou O, Nisyraiou A, Simos G. A Randomised Controlled CBT Intervention for Maladaptive Perfectionism: Outcome and Predictors. Psychiatry International. 2021; 2(3):287-299. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/psychiatryint2030022

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Zikopoulou, Olga, Anna Nisyraiou, and Gregoris Simos. 2021. "A Randomised Controlled CBT Intervention for Maladaptive Perfectionism: Outcome and Predictors" Psychiatry International 2, no. 3: 287-299. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/psychiatryint2030022

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