Gender-Related Patterns of Emotion Regulation among Patients with Eating Disorders
AbstractDifficulties 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 associated with higher ER difficulties in both males and females with ED. However, whereas higher novelty seeking, higher cooperativeness, lower reward dependence, and lower self-directedness were related to higher ER difficulties in females with ED, lower persistence was associated with ER difficulties in males with ED. In sum, males and females with ED show similar ER difficulties, yet they are distinct in how ER deficits relate to specific personality traits. Research on strategies promoting ER in the treatment of males with ED is warranted. View Full-Text
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Agüera, Z.; Paslakis, G.; Munguía, L.; Sánchez, I.; Granero, R.; Sánchez-González, J.; Steward, T.; Jiménez-Murcia, S.; Fernández-Aranda, F. Gender-Related Patterns of Emotion Regulation among Patients with Eating Disorders. J. Clin. Med. 2019, 8, 161.
Agüera Z, Paslakis G, Munguía L, Sánchez I, Granero R, Sánchez-González J, Steward T, Jiménez-Murcia S, Fernández-Aranda F. Gender-Related Patterns of Emotion Regulation among Patients with Eating Disorders. Journal of Clinical Medicine. 2019; 8(2):161.Chicago/Turabian Style
Agüera, Zaida; Paslakis, Georgios; Munguía, Lucero; Sánchez, Isabel; Granero, Roser; Sánchez-González, Jessica; Steward, Trevor; Jiménez-Murcia, Susana; Fernández-Aranda, Fernando. 2019. "Gender-Related Patterns of Emotion Regulation among Patients with Eating Disorders." J. Clin. Med. 8, no. 2: 161.
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