Dr. Benzion Sorotzkin, Psy. D.

Understanding And Treating Perfectionism In Frum Adolescents

Jun 28, 2020 | Articles, Perfectionism

This article will examine issues unique to the treatment of frum adolescents, with a focus on a problem prevalent in this population, namely perfectionism, which often leads to anxiety, depression and other emotional disorders (Blatt, 1995). Perfectionism is also associated with obsessive-compulsive individuals who seek perfection with regard to self-control and self-restraint, and with narcissistic individuals who need to see themselves as perfect (Miller, 1996). Chronic back pain and other somatic conditions have also been attributed to the stress associated with perfectionistic tendencies (Sarno, 1998).

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