Unraveling the role of perfectionism in chronic fatigue syndrome: is there a distinction between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism?

@article{Kempke2011UnravelingTR,
  title={Unraveling the role of perfectionism in chronic fatigue syndrome: is there a distinction between adaptive and maladaptive perfectionism?},
  author={Stefan Kempke and Boudewijn van Houdenhove and Patrick Luyten and Lutgarde Goossens and Patrick Bekaert and Peter Van Wambeke},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={186 2-3},
  pages={373-7}
}
In the current study, we investigated whether the distinction between adaptive (i.e. high personal standards) and maladaptive (i.e. concern over mistakes and doubt about actions) perfectionism that has been found in the literature, is also valid in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). We hypothesized that maladaptive, but not adaptive, perfectionism would be significantly and positively related to severity of fatigue and depression in CFS. We examined this hypothesis in a sample of 192… CONTINUE READING

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