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Perfectionism and peer relations among children with obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Authors
  • Ye, Huan J
  • Rice, Kenneth G
  • Storch, Eric A
Type
Published Article
Journal
Child Psychiatry & Human Development
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2008
Volume
39
Issue
4
Pages
415–426
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10578-008-0098-5
PMID: 18338246
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study examined perfectionism, symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and depression, and peer relationships among a clinical sample of 31 youth (age range 7-18 years) diagnosed with OCD. Using a correlational design, perfectionistic beliefs accounted for significant variance in OCD symptoms, depressive symptoms, and difficulties in peer relationships for children with OCD. One dimension of perfectionism, sensitivity to mistakes, was the most salient maladaptive aspect of perfectionism for this sample whereas another dimension, contingent self-esteem, emerged as the most salient adaptive dimension. Implications are discussed regarding the diagnosis, treatment, and developmental course of OCD among children and adolescents.

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