Published in Women's Health Weekly, December 14th, 2000
The study of 322 females from the United States and Europe represents the largest to date to examine the role of perfectionism in anorexia nervosa. Results were published in the November 2000 American Journal of Psychiatry.
The study linked the disorder subtypes - extreme food restriction, purging, and binge eating plus purging - with specific dimensions of perfectionism, such as concern over mistakes, personal standards, parental expectations, parental criticism, doubts about actions, and organization....
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