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Deficit of emotional self regulation among children: a features analysis on Italian clinical sample
Author/s: Paola Colombo, Paolo Brambilla, Monica Bellina, Valentina Bianchi, Marco Garzitto, Ceccarelli Silvia Busti, Livia Fornasari, Carolina Bonivento, Massimo Molteni, Maria Nobile 
Year:  2015 Issue: 36 Language: Italian 
Pages:  13 Pg. 103-115 FullText PDF:  139 KB
DOI:  10.3280/QPC2015-036008
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The emotional self-regulation process is recently a central topic of interest in the psychopathology studies. In developmental psychopathology a deficit of self-regulation may be involved in both externalizing and internalizing disorders. Recent studies have identified a profile for measuring self-regulatory behavior in children, using three clinical scales of the CBCL – Child Behavior Checklist: Anxiety/Depression, Attention Problems, Aggressive Behaviors. These scales were also used to identify the most severe levels of emotional dysregulation, the Dysregulation Profile. Possible clinical outcomes were identified in difficulties in mood regulation, or in thoughts/worries, or in behavior regulation, or in cognitive regulation. The present study aims to describe moderate and severe emotional dysregulation (CBCL-DESR and CBCL-DP) in a clinical sample of 1.224 Italian subjects aged 6-17. Data find the dysregulation pattern in a large part of our clinical sample, and high level of dysregulation in patients with more severe clinical features.
Keywords: Behavioral and emotion dysregulation, Child Behavior Check List, developmental psychopathology.

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Paola Colombo, Paolo Brambilla, Monica Bellina, Valentina Bianchi, Marco Garzitto, Ceccarelli Silvia Busti, Livia Fornasari, Carolina Bonivento, Massimo Molteni, Maria Nobile, Deficit of emotional self regulation among children: a features analysis on Italian clinical sample in "QUADERNI DI PSICOTERAPIA COGNITIVA" 36/2015, pp. 103-115, DOI:10.3280/QPC2015-036008


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