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Title: The centrality of psychotic experiences and emotional dysfunction following psychosis
Author: Dixon, James Eoin Luke
ISNI:       0000 0004 2742 0929
Awarding Body: University of Birmingham
Current Institution: University of Birmingham
Date of Award: 2013
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Objective: The first objective of the thesis was to carry out a literature review to critically review the literature on emotion regulation within psychosis populations. The second objective of the thesis was to empirically investigate the concept of centrality in psychosis. Method: For the literature review a systematic search of five databases was carried out with the final selection of quantitative studies evaluated for methodological and theoretical quality. For the empirical part a cross-sectional methodology was employed which used a qualitative analysis of the data collected from fifty participants diagnosed with first-episode psychosis attending an early intervention service. Results: Twenty-one papers met inclusion criteria, with the review identifying emotion regulation strategies that were adaptive and maladaptive to a psychosis population. Results for the empirical research found centrality to be associated with increased post-psychotic depression. Discussion: Methodological and theoretical challenges within the field of emotion regulation were discussed following the literature review. The concept of centrality as applied to a psychosis populations. Clinical implications were drawn out from both parts of the thesis.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (D.Clin.Psy.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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Keywords: BF Psychology