Correlation of Distorted Cognition and Emotional Dysregulation in Children with Anxiety Disorders Arielle Love Advanced General Psychology Argosy University Dr. Marie Dube
Abstract This paper takes a deeper look at studies on children with anxiety disorders. It summarizes the recent studies of cognitive processes of individuals with anxiety. It also takes a further look at a new look into emotional dysregulation and how it is another important factor to consider when treating and understanding individuals with anxiety disorders, especially children. Taking the background information on both factors including biological factors can bring a more in depth understanding of the disorder in children. This paper is trying to bring more exposure to the idea of correlating emotional regulation and cognitive processes in anxiety. This will help to encourage the discussion of including emotional regulation in treatment and therapy.
An anxiety disorder occurs when fears become frequent, irrational and take over one’s life
Childhood Anxiety Disorders Childhood anxiety disorders can have an emotional and social negative impact on children’s lives. It can cause behavior avoidance, social withdrawal, and a lack of personal development. It is imperative to continue to understand the cognitive processes that occur with anxiety. So far, understanding the distorted cognition has helped to treat individuals through cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Emotions Emotions play a huge role in a person’s life. People link their emotions with special or distinctive memories and events in their lives.
Emotional Dysregulation Defined as poor or improper modulation of a given emotional reaction A link between youth with anxiety disorders and emotional regulation discovered
Strengths and Weaknesses Strengths Numerous research on cognition available Links discovered between emotion and cognition Weakness This is a relatively new subject There is not enough research on this topic yet
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