Includes bibliographical references (pages 271-291).
Formatted Contents Note:
Understanding perfectionism. What is perfectionism? ; The impact of perfectionism ; Perfectionism and thoughts ; Perfectionism and behavior -- Strategies for overcoming perfectionism. Measuring your perfectionism ; Developing a plan for change ; Changing perfectionistic thoughts ; Changing perfectionistic behaviors ; Accepting imperfection -- Working with specific problems and perfectionism. Perfectionism and depression ; Perfectionism and anger ; Perfectionism and social anxiety ; Perfectionism and worry ; Perfectionism and obsessive-compulsive behavior ; Perfectionism, dieting, and body image -- What next? Preventing perfectionism from returning.
Many serious psychiatric disorders can include perfectionist tendencies - OCD, social phobia, depression, eating disorders, body dysmorphic disorder, and others. This edition offers readers the benefits of the latest research on coping strategies and medication to help those who feel that nothing they do is quite good enough.