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Authors: Perthes, Karin
Kirschbaum-Lesch, Inken
Legenbauer, Tanja
Holtmann, Martin
Hammerle, Florian
Kolar, David R.
Title: Emotion regulation in adolescents with anorexia and bulimia nervosa : differential use of adaptive and maladaptive strategies compared to healthy adolescents
Online publication date: 6-Sep-2022
Year of first publication: 2021
Language: english
Abstract: Objective Adolescents with anorexia (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN) often struggle with emotion regulation (ER). These difficulties have predominantly been assessed across emotions, without considering adaptive and maladaptive ER separately. We compared adolescents with AN or BN to healthy adolescents (HCs) regarding the adaptive and maladaptive ER of three emotions. Method A treatment-seeking sample of 197 adolescents (atypical/full-threshold AN: N = 118, atypical/full-threshold BN: N = 32; HC: N = 47) reported emotion-specific ER with the FEEL-KJ questionnaire. Mixed models were calculated for adaptive and maladaptive ER to assess differences between emotions (anxiety, anger, and sadness) and groups (AN, BN, and HC). Results Main effects of emotion (p < .001) and group (p < .001) were found, but no interaction effects were found (p > .05). Post hoc tests showed lower maladaptive and higher adaptive ER for anxiety than anger or sadness (p < .001). AN and BN reported lower adaptive (p < .001) and higher maladaptive ER than HCs (p < .001). BN showed the highest levels of maladaptive ER (p = .009). Discussion The differences between AN and BN in adaptive and maladaptive ER should be considered. Furthermore, investigating differences in ER of other emotions in eating disorders might be promising.
DDC: 610 Medizin
610 Medical sciences
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 04 Medizin
Place: Mainz
Version: Published version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
License: CC BY-NC-ND
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Journal: The international journal of eating disorders
Pages or article number: 2206
Publisher: Wiley
Publisher place: New York, NY
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 1098-108X
Publisher DOI: 10.1002/eat.23608
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