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dc.contributor.authorIsham, Aleksandra Eriksen
dc.contributor.authordel Palacio Gonzalez, Adriana
dc.contributor.authorDritschel, Barbara
dc.identifier.citationIsham , A E , del Palacio Gonzalez , A & Dritschel , B 2020 , ' Trait mindfulness and emotion regulation upon autobiographical memory retrieval during depression remission ' , Mindfulness , vol. First Online .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 269905550
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 2c777fc4-5d95-452d-8453-4d801f1a12b6
dc.identifier.otherORCID: /0000-0002-0909-6323/work/80257971
dc.identifier.otherWOS: 000568173600001
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85090769972
dc.descriptionThis work was supported by the Danish National Research Foundation (grant DNRF89: APG) and the University of St Andrews (AEI and BD).en
dc.description.abstractObjectives Depression is associated with both emotion dysregulation upon retrieval of autobiographical memories and low trait mindfulness. The present study raised the question of whether these processes are related to each other and whether they may reflect a cognitive-affective vulnerability in individuals at risk of depression. The study examined emotion regulation in response to involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memories during depression remission and explored how trait mindfulness relates to such emotion regulation. Methods The study employed a naturalistic design in which individuals with remitted depression (n = 35) and individuals with no history of depression (n = 32) completed a trait mindfulness measure and a structured memory diary where they rated state use of five emotion regulation strategies upon involuntary and voluntary autobiographical memory retrieval. Results Individuals with remitted depression reported heightened brooding in response to autobiographical memories when memory retrieval occurred involuntarily, and trait mindfulness was low. Depression remission and higher trait mindfulness were independently associated with greater cognitive reappraisal efforts upon involuntary retrieval of autobiographical memories. Higher trait mindfulness predicted less memory suppression, irrespective of depression history and memory retrieval mode. Conclusions The findings suggest a vulnerability in emotional processing of autobiographical memories during depression remission that is dependent on mindfulness skill level and how memories come to mind.
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dc.subjectState emotion regulationen
dc.subjectAutobiographical memoryen
dc.subjectBF Psychologyen
dc.titleTrait mindfulness and emotion regulation upon autobiographical memory retrieval during depression remissionen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Psychology and Neuroscienceen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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