Increased deficits in emotion recognition and regulation in children and adolescents with exogenous obesity


PERCINEL I., Ozbaran B. , KÖSE S. , SIMSEK D. G. , DARCAN Ş.

WORLD JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, cilt.19, ss.112-118, 2018 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2018
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1080/15622975.2016.1265147
  • Dergi Adı: WORLD JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.112-118

Özet

Objectives: In this study we aimed to evaluate emotion recognition and emotion regulation skills of children with exogenous obesity between the ages of 11 and 18 years and compare them with healthy controls.Methods: The Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia for School Aged Children was used for psychiatric evaluations. Emotion recognition skills were evaluated using Faces Test and Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test. The Difficulties in Emotions Regulation Scale was used for evaluating skills of emotion regulation.Results: Children with obesity had lower scores on Faces Test and Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test, and experienced greater difficulty in emotional regulation skills.Conclusions: Improved understanding of emotional recognition and emotion regulation in young people with obesity may improve their social adaptation and help in the treatment of their disorder. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to evaluate both emotional recognition and emotion regulation functions in obese children and obese adolescents between 11 and 18 years of age.