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صفحه نخست /Training emotional ...
عنوان
Training emotional intelligence improves both emotional intelligence and depressive symptoms in inpatients with borderline personality disorder and depression
نوع پژوهش مقاله چاپ شده
کلیدواژه‌ها
Emotional intelligence , borderline personality disorder , depression
چکیده
Objective. Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is defi ned as a pervasive pattern of instability in emotion, mood and interpersonal relationships, with a comorbidity between PBD and depressive disorders (DD). A key competence for successful management of interpersonal relationships is emotional intelligence (EI). Given the low EI of patients suffering from BPD, the present study aimed at investigating the effect on both emotional intelligence and depression of training emotional intelligence in patients with BPD and DD. Methods. A total of 30 inpatients with BPD and DD (53% females; mean age 24.20 years) took part in the study. Patients were randomly assigned either to the treatment or to the control group. Pre- and post-testing 4 weeks later involved experts ’ rating of depressive disorder and self-reported EI. The treatment group received 12 sessions of training in components of emotional intelligence. Results. Relative to the control group, EI increased signifi cantly in the treatment group over time. Depressive symptoms decreased signifi cantly over time in both groups, though improvement was greater in the treatment than the control group. Conclusion. For inpatients suffering from BPD and DD, regular skill training in EI can be successfully implemented and leads to improvements both in EI and depression. Results suggest an additive effect of EI training on both EI and depressive symptoms.
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