Difficulties in emotion regulation and symptom dimensions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Khosravani, Vahid; Samimi Ardestani, Seyed Mehdi; Sharifi Bastani, Farangis; Malayeri, Shera (2018). Difficulties in emotion regulation and symptom dimensions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Current psychology Springer 10.1007/s12144-018-9859-x

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The present research aimed to investigate the difficulties in emotion regulation (DER) among patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and to predict obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptom dimensions based on DER dimensions. Eighty outpatients with OCD and 80 normal controls completed the Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the Obsessive Compulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS) and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21). OCD patients revealed significantly higher scores on DER dimensions including lack of emotional clarity, limited access to emotion regulation strategies and non-acceptance of emotional responses than healthy controls. Partial correlations indicated significant associations between OC dimensions such as checking/doubting, obsessing, mental neutralizing, and ordering with non-acceptance of emotional responses, checking/doubting with lack of emotional awareness, and ordering with limited access to emotion regulation strategies. Results indicated that non-acceptance of emotional responses was a significant predictor of checking/doubting, obsessing, mental neutralizing and ordering. These findings revealed that DER, especially non-acceptance of emotional responses, may constitute evidence to improve our understanding of OCD.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Psychology > Social Psychology and Social Neuroscience

UniBE Contributor:

Malayeri, Shera

Subjects:

100 Philosophy > 150 Psychology

ISSN:

1936-4733

Publisher:

Springer

Funders:

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[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Projects:

[UNSPECIFIED] Difficulties in emotion regulation and symptom dimensions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

Language:

English

Submitter:

Shera Malayeri

Date Deposited:

12 Oct 2018 12:46

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 12:07

Publisher DOI:

10.1007/s12144-018-9859-x

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.120434

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/120434

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