The Destructiveness of Perfectionism Revisited: Implications for the Assessment of Suicide Risk and the Prevention of Suicide

@article{Flett2014TheDO,
  title={The Destructiveness of Perfectionism Revisited: Implications for the Assessment of Suicide Risk and the Prevention of Suicide},
  author={G. Flett and P. Hewitt and M. Heisel},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  year={2014},
  volume={18},
  pages={156 - 172}
}
  • G. Flett, P. Hewitt, M. Heisel
  • Published 2014
  • Psychology
  • Review of General Psychology
  • Although perfectionism is recognized as a factor that is linked with suicide, we maintain that the role of perfectionism as an amplifier of the risk of suicide has been underestimated due to several factors. In the current article, contemporary research on the role of perfectionism in suicide is reviewed and summarized. Several themes are addressed, including: (a) consistent evidence linking suicide ideation with chronic exposure to external pressures to be perfect (i.e., socially prescribed… CONTINUE READING
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