ID 110887
Title Alternative
The relationship between the difficult tendency in emotion regulation and activation, consequences of distraction
Author
Shinoura, Tomoki East Itano Youth Guidance Center
Sakai, Motohiro Graduate School of Technology, Industrial and Social Sciences,Tokushima University Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Keywords
depression
behavioral activation
emotion regulation
distraction
Content Type
Departmental Bulletin Paper
Description
Behavioral Activation (BA) is an effective treatment for depression. Although there are various manualized approaches if ones cannot simply activate in BA,the way to regulate ones’ emotion before behavior activation is not established. If ones have difficulty regulating ones’ emotion,they more frequently avoid than activate. Although most people use distraction as emotion-regulation strategies,distraction gets their moods worse. The purpose of this study was to examine difference in daily activities,and consequences of distraction by patterns of the difficulty in emotion regulation during coping for depression. The result of cluster analysis on Japanese version of the Difficulties in Emotion Regulation Scale(J-DERS) showed three clusters: (a)highly difficult emotion-regulating group (b)moderately difficult emotion-regulating group (c)low difficult emotion-regulating group. Moreover,it was indicated that highly difficult emotion-regulating group conducted more frequently avoidant responses from emotion and daily avoidance. Therefore,they had difficulty in confrontation with something to be dealt with. These results suggested that decreasing avoidant behaviors and instructions of effective distraction to regulate dysphoric moods before behavior activation is effective strategy for highly difficult emotion-regulating group.
Journal Title
Regional Science Research Tokushima University
ISSN
24333492
NCID
AA12809784
Publisher
徳島大学大学院社会産業理工学研究部
Volume
7
Start Page
7
End Page
15
Sort Key
7
Published Date
2017
FullText File
Thumnail rsr_7_7.pdf 958 KB
language
jpn
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Publisher
departments
Integrated Arts and Sciences