Emociju regulācijas grūtības pacientiem ar depresiju

Translated title of the contribution: Emotion regulation difficulties in depression

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Patients diagnosed with depression often experience difficulty in regulatingtheir emotions due to non-adaptive regulatory strategies (e.g., avoidance, suppression, rumination). Adaptive emotion regulation skills (e.g., awareness, acceptance, self-support) can be trained and improved through psychological treatment. The objective of this study was to identify differences in emotion regulation skills between a clinical group of patients with depression (n=56) and a non-clinical group (n=56),adults without symptoms of depression. Methods. The study was based on socio-demographic survey and three self-report questionnaires adapted for use in Latvia: Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS; Gratz & Roemer, 2004), Emotion Regulation Skills Questionnaire (ERSQ; Berking & Znoj, 2008) and Emotion Regulation Questionnaire (ERQ; Gross & John, 2003). Results. Compared to the non-clinicalgroup, the clinicalgroup presented significantly decreased scores in several scales of ERSQ: Understanding, Self-support, Tolerance, Acceptance, Modification (p<.001) and increased scores in fourscales of DERS: Lack of emotional clarity, Difficulty engaging in goal-directed behaviour, Non-acceptance of emotional responsesand Limited access to effective emotion regulation strategies(p<.001). Conclusions. This study helps to identify the main emotion regulation difficulties for depression patients in Latvia –the ability to understand, accept, tolerate and modify emotions
Translated title of the contributionEmotion regulation difficulties in depression
Original languageLatvian
Title of host publicationSabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība = Society. Integration. Education
Subtitle of host publicationstarptautiskās zinātniskās konferences materiāli = proceedings of the international scientific conference
EditorsVelta Lubkina, Kristīne Mārtinsone, Kristīne Šneidere
Place of PublicationRēzekne
PublisherRēzeknes Tehnoloģiju akadēmija
Volume7 : Psiholoģija
Publication statusPublished - 20 May 2020
EventInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020 - Rēzekne, Latvia
Duration: 22 May 202023 May 2020

Publication series

NameSociety. Integration. Education=Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība
PublisherRezekne Academy of Technologies
ISSN (Print)1691-5887
ISSN (Electronic)2256-0629


ConferenceInternational Scientific Conference “Society. Integration. Education: Sabiedrība. Integrācija. Izglītība”, 2020
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  • depression, emotion regulation
  • emotion regulation skills

Field of Science*

  • 5.1 Psychology
  • 3.2 Clinical medicine

Publication Type*

  • 3.1. Articles or chapters in proceedings/scientific books indexed in Web of Science and/or Scopus database


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