Emotion Regulation in Patients With a Depressive Episode


  • Sarah Petschauer Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences image/svg+xml
  • Gabriele Helga Franke Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences image/svg+xml
  • Martin Häring AWO-Fachkrankenhaus Jerichow
  • Marion Blaser AWO-Fachkrankenhaus Jerichow
  • Melanie Jagla-Franke Neubrandenburg University of Applied Sciences image/svg+xml




Emotion regulation, Depression


The aim of the present study is to examine whether the emotion regulation of patients and "healthy" people differs. The BDI-II, the FEEL-E, the SCL-90®-S and the EFK were used to test for group differences, the influence of gender, age and depression as well as the prediction of depression. As expected, patients (N=85) showed higher levels of depression and higher psychological stress than the comparison group (N=67), regardless of age and gender, although they rather tended to use maladaptive emotion regulation strategies. High levels of depression were associated with maladaptive emotion regulation and can be predicted by specific strategies. Thus, in contrast to “healthy” people, those suffering from depression exhibit a dysfunctional emotion regulation.


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Petschauer , S., Franke, G. H., Häring, M., Blaser, M., & Jagla-Franke, M. (2022). Emotion Regulation in Patients With a Depressive Episode. Open Conference Proceedings, 2, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.52825/ocp.v2i.153

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