Journal article

Understanding familial liability for emotion regulation difficulties in bipolar disorder.

Tamsyn E Van Rheenen, Kamilla Miskowiak, James Karantonis, Lisa S Furlong, Greg Murray, Susan L Rossell

Psychol Med | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: There has been relatively limited work focused on understanding whether relatives of individuals with bipolar disorder (BD) have difficulties in the regulation of emotion, particularly in relation to perceptions about whether emotions can be effectively regulated, or trait behaviours that acknowledge emotions as self-regulators themselves. In this study, we assessed the presence and extent of difficulties in these dimensions of emotion regulation in individuals with BD compared to unaffected first-degree biological relatives (FDR) for the first time. METHODS: In total, 161 participants, including euthymic individuals with BD, unaffected FDRs, and healthy controls, were compared o..

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