Adolescents who are better at identifying their feelings are less likely to experience anxiety and depression in response to stress
For this weeks edition of Food for Thought we thought that this article was very interesting. Many of our clients have commented on how developing their ability to identify their emotions has helped their feelings of depression and anxiety. Results from a study conducted by researcher Erik C. provides evidence for this and some really great points were made. Check out the article below.
In recent years a growing body of literature has examined the relationship between stress and psychological issues. Depression and anxiety are two of the most common psychological issues that emerge during adolescence. A recent longitudinal research study conducted by Erik C. Nook looked at whether or not emotion regulation could shield adolescence from these psychological issues as a response to stress. The study found that adolescents, who were better able to identify their emotions, were less likely to report feeling anxious or depressed following a stressful life event. This study provides evidence to suggest that emotion differentiation might be an important skill to develop as an intervention strategy among at-risk youth.
Click on the link to access the full article written by Beth Ellewood to read more on the research conducted by Erik C. Nook.