Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Asperger’s Syndrome and Borderline Personality Disorder

Lopez-Perez, B. and Ambrona, T and Gummerum, M (2016) Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Asperger’s Syndrome and Borderline Personality Disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56 (1). pp. 103-113. ISSN 0144-6657

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Abstract

Objectives: Interpersonal emotion regulation (ER) plays a significant role in how individuals meet others’ emotional needs and shape social interactions, as it is key to initiating and maintaining high quality social relationships. Given that individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) or Asperger’s Syndrome (AS) exhibit problems in social interactions, the aim of the present study was to examine their use of different interpersonal ER strategies compared to normative control participants. Methods: Thirty individuals with AS, 30 with BPD, and 60 age-, gender-, and education-matched control participants completed a battery of measures to assess interpersonal ER, which assessed to what extent participants tended to engage in interpersonal affect improvement and worsening and to what extent they used different strategies. Before completing those measures, all groups were screened for disorders of Axis I and Axis II with the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-IV Axis I and Axis II Disorders. Results: Compared to controls, individuals with AS and with BPD engaged less in affect improvement. No differences were found for affect worsening. Individuals with AS reported to use less adaptive (attention deployment, cognitive change) and more maladaptive (expressive suppression) interpersonal ER strategies, compared to individuals with BPD and control participants who did not differ from each other. Conclusions: the obtained results suggest the need to develop tailored ER interventions for each of the clinical groups studied. Furthermore, they highlight the need to study further potential differences in intrapersonal and interpersonal ER in clinical populations.

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Additional Information and Comments: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Interpersonal Emotion Regulation in Asperger’s Syndrome and Borderline Personality Disorder. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2017 56(1) which has been published in final form at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/bjc.12124/full. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Self-Archiving."
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Belen Lopez-Perez
Date Deposited: 09 Feb 2017 12:55
Last Modified: 20 Feb 2017 13:32
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/1850

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