ERIC Number: EJ1078620
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
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Emotion Regulation and Emotional Distress in Autism Spectrum Disorder: Foundations and Considerations for Future Research
Mazefsky, Carla A.
Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, v45 n11 p3405-3408 Nov 2015
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is often associated with emotional distress and psychiatric comorbidities. Atypical emotion regulation (ER) may underlie these accompanying features. This special issue of the "Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders" presents a series of mechanistic and applied papers on ER and emotional experiences in ASD. Important concepts for future research are discussed, including how to conceptualize emotion dysregulation in ASD, the importance of capturing variability in emotion dysregulation in ASD studies, and the promise of intervention approaches that target ER impairments. This special issue highlights the growing emphasis on ER and emotional distress in ASD, and aims to encourage continued research in this area given the potential for this line of inquiry to lead to improved outcomes.
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Emotional Disturbances, Comorbidity, Intervention, Outcomes of Treatment, Self Control
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