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The impact of perfectionism on anxiety and depression.

Although perfectionism does not have its own diagnostic criteria in the DSM, clinicians need to be aware of its relationship to and impact upon depression and anxiety. This article will provide a brief overview of the research in this area, defining and exploring its etiology and how the most effective therapeutic interventions can help clients who suffer from it and also have issues with anxiety or depression.

Author(s): David S Lessin, Nadira T Pardo