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The effects of childhood emotional maltreatment and alexithymia on depressive and manic symptoms and suicidal ideation in females with bipolar disorder: emotion dysregulation as a mediator

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(2021) The effects of childhood emotional maltreatment and alexithymia on depressive and manic symptoms and suicidal ideation in females with bipolar disorder: emotion dysregulation as a mediator. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice. p. 13. ISSN 1365-1501

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Abstract

Objectives The relations of childhood emotional maltreatment and alexithymia to the clinical course of bipolar disorder (BD) have been widely recognised. Difficulties in regulating emotions may explain these relationships. The current study evaluated the effects of childhood emotional maltreatment and alexithymia on depressive and manic symptoms as well as suicidal ideation in female patients with BD. Emotion dysregulation was evaluated as a mediating factor. Methods Three hundred hospitalised female patients with a diagnosis of BD provided information regarding their history of childhood emotional maltreatment, alexithymia, difficulties in emotion regulation, depressive and manic symptoms, and suicidal ideation. A series of structural equation models (SEMs) were calculated to assess the associations between these variables. Results Childhood emotional abuse and difficulty in identifying feelings were indirectly associated with depressive and manic symptoms as well as suicidal ideation. This association was mediated by emotion dysregulation. This association remained significant after depressive and manic symptoms were controlled in the model. Conclusions This study indicates that patients with BD who experienced emotional abuse during childhood and have difficulties identifying emotions report greater emotion dysregulation. These individuals, in turn, are more likely to experience more severe depressive and manic symptoms as well as suicidal ideation.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsEmail
Khosravani, V.UNSPECIFIED
Berk, M.UNSPECIFIED
Bastan, F. S.UNSPECIFIED
Ardestani, S. M. S.UNSPECIFIED
Wrobel, A.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Childhood emotional maltreatment alexithymia suicidal ideation emotion regulation bipolar disorder depression Psychiatry
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Page Range: p. 13
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
Journal Index: ISI
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1080/13651501.2021.1879867
ISSN: 1365-1501
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/3323

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