The habitual use of emotion regulation strategies in schizophrenia

Perry, Yael, Henry, Julie D. and Grisham, Jessica R. (2011) The habitual use of emotion regulation strategies in schizophrenia. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 50 2: 217-222. doi:10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02001.x

Author Perry, Yael
Henry, Julie D.
Grisham, Jessica R.
Title The habitual use of emotion regulation strategies in schizophrenia
Journal name British Journal of Clinical Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 2044-8260
Publication date 2011-06-01
Year available 2011
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.2044-8260.2010.02001.x
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 50
Issue 2
Start page 217
End page 222
Total pages 6
Editor Gillian Hardy
Michael Barkham
Place of publication United States
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Although emotion dysregulation is regarded as a core feature of schizophrenia, the use of specific regulatory strategies remains poorly understood. The aim of this study, therefore, was to investigate the habitual use of suppression, reappraisal, and acceptance in this population.


Thirty-three individuals with schizophrenia and 36 matched controls completed self-report measures examining emotion regulation and psychosocial functioning.

No group differences were found in terms of use of suppression or reappraisal, but clinical participants reported using less acceptance. Further, greater use of acceptance was associated with better psychosocial outcomes.

Results highlight the potential utility of acceptance-based interventions for comorbid psychopathology in schizophrenia.
Keyword Consequences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Published online 24 January 2011.

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