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According to the findings of the study, those suffering from schizophrenia have much more difficulty controlling their emotions.

According to the findings of a new study, schizophrenia are able to manage low levels of negative emotions but struggle when those negative emotions become more intense.

‘European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience Journal’ has published a paper on the findings of the study.

It is possible to regulate one’s emotions so that one can move from one feeling to a more preferred state, whether that is returning to calm, moving toward happiness, not feeling quite as angry, or using a different .

The study, which used clinical from outpatients diagnosed with psychotic disorders and a control group, concentrated on the identification stage of emotion regulation and how the process differed between the two groups. They used a scale that translated to levels of negative emotion on a scale of 1-10, with 10 the most severe state of or emotional distress.

A doctoral candidate and lead author on the new study, Ian Raugh, explained that “the idea of identification in a healthy person tracks as you would expect: as negative emotion increases, they’re more likely to manage that.”

“At lower levels, such as 1 or 2, it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to make any significant changes. As the level of negative emotion increases, a healthy person is much more likely to engage in efforts to how they are feeling, according to the American Psychological Association “He went on to say more.

The researchers discovered, however, that emotion regulation does not increase in the same way in people suffering from schizophrenia as it does in healthy people.

When with stress, a healthy person would work to manage their emotions, whereas someone suffering from schizophrenia would not or couldn’t do so.

“They’re actually less likely than you might think. At the core of the abnormality is the fact that people with schizophrenia don’t appear as concerned with managing their emotions as they should when their emotions are extremely high “he explained.

Those suffering from schizophrenia, according to Raugh, are less likely to engage in coping strategies or emotion regulation in to feel better about themselves. In addition, as situations progressed in a negative direction, they became less likely to attempt to change the situation in a positive direction.

“Learned helplessness or defeatist beliefs are terms used in psychology to describe the belief that ‘oh it isn’t going to work no matter how hard I try, so why bother,’ which is in depression as well as other illnesses. That aspect is probably what is causing fewer attempts at levels, so there you have it “He went on to explain.

The possibility that people suffering from schizophrenia are simply exhausted was also considered by the researchers. Because they are also regulating when negative emotion is low, it is possible that they are expending their effort when it is least effective to do so or when they receive the fewest benefits from doing so. Because of this, when their emotions are particularly intense, it becomes much more difficult.

According to Raugh, “a lot of it comes down to the fact that they’re not regulating as much when it would be most beneficial to do so.”

The researcher went on to say, “Our future studies will try to understand more about why they would regulate less at levels.”

According to Gregory Strauss, associate professor of psychology at the University of Georgia and director of the UGA Clinical Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, and senior author on the study, “our next goal is to determine whether the same abnormality exists in youth at for schizophrenia.”

stress reactivity has long been recognized as a significant risk factor, but these findings suggest that regulating that stress response should be taken into consideration as well. If the same are present years before the onset of the illness, tailored psychological treatments may hold promise in terms of preventing schizophrenia from “He came to a conclusion.

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