publication . Article . Other literature type . 2010

The affect-regulation function of nonsuicidal self-injury in eating-disordered patients: which affect states are regulated?

E David Klonsky; peter kuppens;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 Jul 2010 Journal: Comprehensive Psychiatry, volume 51, pages 386-392 (issn: 0010-440X, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
This study examines the affect regulation function of different types of nonsuicidal self-injury (NSSI) in 177 female eating-disordered inpatients. Almost 45% of the eating-disordered patients displayed at least 1 type of NSSI. Cutting and scratching were the most common forms of NSSI followed by bruising and burning oneself. For all types of NSSI except bruising, the affect regulation function was most strongly endorsed. Affect states reported to precede and follow NSSI were also examined to determine the particular affect states regulated by NSSI. In general, positively valenced low-arousal affect states increased and negatively valenced high-arousal affect st...
Subjects
free text keywords: Clinical Psychology, Psychiatry and Mental health, Psychiatry, RC435-571
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