23 Feb 2018

The dangers of perfectionism in adolescents

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:35 pm on 23 February 2018

Perfectionism can be seen as quite a positive trait - something that helps a person achieve high standards

But it has a pretty dark side - linked to serious anxiety and even self harm.

Victoria University PhD graduate Dr Madeleine Brocklesby has been researching perfectionism in adolescents - which she says can come in two forms, positive and negative perfectionism.

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