Emotion regulation, emotion recognition, and empathy in adolescents with anorexia nervosa


Nalbant K., Kalayci B. M. , AKDEMİR D., AKGÜL S., KANBUR N.

EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY, vol.24, no.5, pp.825-834, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s40519-019-00768-8
  • Journal Name: EATING AND WEIGHT DISORDERS-STUDIES ON ANOREXIA BULIMIA AND OBESITY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.825-834
  • Keywords: Adolescent, Anorexia nervosa, Emotion regulation, Emotion recognition, Alexithymia, Empathy, TORONTO-ALEXITHYMIA-SCALE, EATING-DISORDERS, FACTORIAL VALIDITY, INITIAL RELIABILITY, TURKISH VERSION, DYSREGULATION, ANXIETY, DIFFICULTIES, PREVALENCE, VALIDATION

Abstract

Purpose Emotional functions may play an important role in anorexia nervosa (AN). The onset of the disorder generally occurs during adolescence, which is a critical period of emotional development. However, most studies that evaluated emotional functions in AN were conducted in adult patients. The aim of this study was to evaluate emotion regulation, emotion recognition, and empathy skills in adolescent girls with AN by controlling for the effects of depression and anxiety symptoms, childhood traumatic experiences, and attachment security on emotional functions.