Emotions are a fundamental component of everyday life, affecting one’s ability to work in an adaptive manner and affecting both intrapersonal and interpersonal processes like self-esteem and relationship satisfaction. Though, when emotions are overpowering, they can become intrusive and debilitating in daily life. In general, emotion regulation competencies become differentiated as a function of development. Children have a tendency to seek support from adults or use behavioral techniques to control their emotions. As children reach adolescence, they become more and more self-reliant, engaging in planful problem solving and using cognitive strategies (for example, reappraisal) more frequently when encountered with stressful life events. While most children and adolescents will successfully navigate these developmental stages by cultivating adaptive coping skills, for a few, this marks the beginning of lifelong trials with emotion regulation and resultant dysregulation.
Emotion Regulation and Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents (PDF) offers a guide to dealing with these problems, with contributions from prominent experts in the field.
Separated into 4 sections, it starts by providing an introduction to the field of emotion regulation in adolescents, touching upon the cultural, biological, social, and developmental issues related to this topic.
Section two discusses many psychological disorders impacting adolescents such as worry, depression, and conduct problems, while also talking about the underlying role emotion regulation plays in the development, maintenance, and propagation of these disorders. Moreover, this section considers the implication for treatment by discussing the latest evidence-based intervention approaches.
The third section emphasizes the role of emotion regulation in specific behavior/populations, like children of abuse and neglect, along with adolescents who engage in nonsuicidal self-injury.
The final section features an epilogue, discussing emergent areas of research, answering questions of a psychological, theoretical, and empirical nature.
For all those working in the field of mental health, whether beginner or experienced, the ebook provides a valuable guide to understanding and handling these increasingly common problems.
“This authoritative ebook advances the study of adolescent depression and is an ultimate must-have for mental health professionals and graduate students interested in this dynamic field. No other resource is as latest and relevant as this one, which will no doubt be the standard for future studies and the advancement of the field.” ―Doody’s Notes
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