Nittel CM, Lincoln TM, Lamster F, Leube D, Rief W, Kircher T, Mehl S
Br J Clin Psychol. doi: 10.1111/bjc.12174
Although emotional instability and problems in emotion regulation (ER) are known to be linked to the formation and maintenance of psychosis and paranoia, it remains unclear whether the use of specific ER strategies is associated with it. The first aim of the study was to explore the association between emotional instability and paranoia. The second and third aims were to investigate whether the use of maladaptive ER strategies leads to paranoia in patients with psychosis in daily life and whether the use of more adaptive ER strategies reduces paranoia.