Focus on perfectionism in female adolescent anorexia nervosa
Objective: Maudsley Family-Based Treatment (FBT) for anorexia is successful for between 50 and 80% of adolescents. To improve this success rate, various approaches to augmenting the treatment have been proposed. Method: In this study, we describe the treatment of three girls with FBTaugmented with a module focusing on perfectionism, defined as personally prescribed or socially derived irrational and rigid expectations and exceedingly high standards of self performance. Multiple times across the 1 year of treatment, girls completed the measures of perfectionism and other outcomes. Results: The results were optimistic for remission, and showed reductions in girls? perfectionism and obsessional and rigid thinking.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Psychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified