Journal article

Gender-Related Patterns of Emotion Regulation among Patients with Eating Disorders

Zaida Aguera, Georgios Paslakis, Lucero Munguia, Isabel Sanchez, Roser Granero, Jessica Sanchez-Gonzalez, Trevor Steward, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL MEDICINE | MDPI | Published : 2019

Abstract

Difficulties in emotion regulation (ER) are common in females with eating disorders (ED). However, no study to date has analyzed ER in males with ED. In the study at hand, we assessed ER in males with ED and compared results to both females with ED and healthy controls (HC). We also examined associations between ER difficulties, personality, and psychopathology. A total of 62 males with ED were compared with 656 females with ED, as well as 78 male and 286 female HC. ER was assessed by means of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale (DERS). We found that males and females with ED showed greater ER difficulties compared to HC. Pronounced general psychopathology was a shared factor associ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

We thank CERCA Programme / Generalitat de Catalunya for institutional support. This research was funded by Instituto de Salud Carlos III (ISCIII) (grant numbers: PI14/00290 and PI17/01167), by Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (grant number PSI2015-68701-R), by Ministerio de Sanidad, Servicios Sociales e Igualdad (grant number PR338/17), PERIS (Generalitat de Catalunya, SLT006/17/00077), and co-funded by FEDER funds /European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), a way to build Europe. CIBERObn is an initiative of ISCIII.