Emotion Regulation Strategies in Mania Risk: A Systematic Review

Claire McGrogan, Alyson Dodd, Michael Smith

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Objectives: Difficulties in emotion regulation may contribute to the development of mania. This review aimed to assess how emotion regulation strategies reported by individuals at risk of mania compare with clinical and non-clinical controls.

Methods: Search terms relating to mania risk and emotion regulation were entered into three databases. Sixteen studies were included.

Results: Mania risk was typically associated with overall endorsement of emotion regulation strategies, particularly dampening, and positive and negative rumination.

Conclusions: Findings were limited by overall lack of evidence for individual strategies, lack of consideration of key mediating factors and reliance upon self-report designs.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2106-2118
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Clinical Psychology
Issue number12
Early online date6 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2019


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