Objective: The relationship between depression and physical disability in multiple sclerosis (MS) is unclear. This investigation examines the interaction between disability and perfectionism in predicting depression in MS. Methods: Participants (n. = 51) completed the Frost Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale (FMPS), the Chicago Multiscale Depression Inventory (CMDI), and the Expanded Disability Status Scale (EDSS). Results: Regression revealed that the FMPS. ×. EDSS interaction predicted depression above the variance predicted by each variable alone. Perfectionism predicted depression at high levels of disability. Conclusion: Our results suggest a means of reconciling inconsistent findings regarding physical disability and depression in MS and offer a potential target for psychotherapy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health