The dark side of competition: How competitive behaviour and striving to avoid inferiority are linked to depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm.

@article{Gilbert2009TheDS,
  title={The dark side of competition: How competitive behaviour and striving to avoid inferiority are linked to depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm.},
  author={Paul Gilbert and Kirsten McEwan and Rebecca Bellew and Alison Mills and Corinne Gale},
  journal={Psychology and psychotherapy},
  year={2009},
  volume={82 Pt 2},
  pages={123-36}
}
This study was guided by the social rank theory of depression and aimed to explore the relationship between depression, anxiety, stress and self-harm with striving to avoid inferiority, feelings of shame and styles of attachment. Participants diagnosed with depression (n = 62) completed a series of questionnaires measuring striving to avoid inferiority, fears of missing out, being overlooked and active rejection, attachment, social rank and psychopathologies. Striving to avoid inferiority was… CONTINUE READING
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