Emotional Regulation in Young Adults with Internet Gaming Disorder
AbstractPeople diagnosed with Internet gaming disorder (IGD) have been frequently reported to experience depression, anxiety, and hostility. Emotional regulation contributes to these mood symptoms. This study evaluated emotional regulation in subjects with IGD and examined relationships between emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, and hostility in young adults with IGD. We recruited 87 people with IGD and a control group of 87 people without a history of IGD. All participants underwent a diagnostic interview based on the IGD criteria of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, and they completed a questionnaire on emotional regulation, depression, anxiety, and hostility. We found that subjects with IGD were less likely to practice cognitive reappraisal and were more likely to suppress their emotions. Linear regression revealed the higher cognitive reappraisal and lower expressive suppression associated with depression, anxiety, and hostility among subjects with IGD. The emotional regulation strategies that characterize those with IGD could be contributing factors to the depression and hostility tendencies of these people. When treating patients with IGD, in addition to providing appropriate interventions to relieve depression and hostility, practitioners should effectively assess emotional regulation strategies and provide emotional regulation therapy to prevent a vicious cycle of negative emotions. View Full-Text
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Yen, J.-Y.; Yeh, Y.-C.; Wang, P.-W.; Liu, T.-L.; Chen, Y.-Y.; Ko, C.-H. Emotional Regulation in Young Adults with Internet Gaming Disorder. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2018, 15, 30.
Yen J-Y, Yeh Y-C, Wang P-W, Liu T-L, Chen Y-Y, Ko C-H. Emotional Regulation in Young Adults with Internet Gaming Disorder. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2018; 15(1):30.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yen, Ju-Yu; Yeh, Yi-Chun; Wang, Peng-Wei; Liu, Tai-Ling; Chen, Yun-Yu; Ko, Chih-Hung. 2018. "Emotional Regulation in Young Adults with Internet Gaming Disorder." Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 15, no. 1: 30.
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