Non-Suicidal Self-Injury; Adolescence; Affect regulation; Morphing; Facial mimicry; Emotion recognition
Tschan Taru, Peter-Ruf Claudia, Schmid Marc, In-Albon Tina (2017), Temperament and character traits in female adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury disorder with and without comorbid borderline personality disorder, in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health
, 11(1), 579.
Luedtke Janine, In-Albon Tina, Michel Chantal, Schmid Marc (2016), Predictors for DSM-5 nonsuicidal self-injury in female adolescent inpatients: The role of childhood maltreatment, alexithymia, and dissociation, in PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH
, 239, 346-352.
In-Albon Tina, Tschan Taru, Schwarz Daniela, Schmid Marc (2015), Emotion Regulation in Adolescents with Nonsuicidal Self-Injury, in PRAXIS DER KINDERPSYCHOLOGIE UND KINDERPSYCHIATRIE
, 64(5), 386-403.
In-Albon Tina, Tschan Taru, Schwarz Daniela, Schmid Marc (2015), Emotionsregulation bei Jugendlichen mit Nichtsuizidalen Selbstverletzungen, in Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie
, 64(5), 386-403.
In-Albon Tina, Ruf Claudia, Schmid Marc (2015), Facial emotion recognition in adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury, in PSYCHIATRY RESEARCH
, 228(3), 332-339.
In-Albon Tina (2015), Nonsuicidal Self-Injury in Adolescents What is Known About This New Research Diagnosis?, in EUROPEAN PSYCHOLOGIST
, 20(3), 167-175.
Tschan Taru, Schmid Marc, In-Albon Tina (2015), Parenting behavior in families of female adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury in comparison to a clinical and a nonclinical control group, in CHILD AND ADOLESCENT PSYCHIATRY AND MENTAL HEALTH
, 9(1), 1.
Tschan Taru, Schmid Marc, In-Albon Tina (2015), Parenting behavior in families of female adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury in comparison to a clinical and a nonclinical control group., in Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health
, 9, 17-17.
In-Albon Tina, Plener Paul, Brunner Romuald, Kaess Michael (2015), Ratgeber Selbstverletzendes Verhalten
, Hogrefe, Göttingen.
In-Albon Tina, PlenerPaul L., Brunner Romuald, Kaess Michael (2014), Selbstverletzendes Verhalten
, Hogrefe, Göttingen.
PlenerPaul L., Fischer Constanze J., In-Albon Tina, Rollet Brigitte, Nixon Mary K., Groschwitz Rebecca C., Schmid Marc (2013), Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in German speaking countries: Comparing prevalence rates from three community samples, in Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology
, 48(9), 1439-1445.
Plener Paul L, Fischer Constanze J, In-Albon Tina, Rollett Brigitte, Nixon Mary K, Groschwitz Rebecca C, Schmid Marc (2013), Adolescent non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in German-speaking countries: comparing prevalence rates from three community samples., in Social psychiatry and psychiatric epidemiology
, 48(9), 1439-45.
In-Albon Tina, Ruf Claudia, Schmid Marc (2013), Clinical and diagnostic correlates of NSSI, in Psychiatry journal
, 2013, 159208-159208.
Tina In-Albon (2013), Emotionsregulation und psychische Störungen im Kindes- und Jugendalter
, Kohlhammer Verlag, Stuttgart.
Bürli Martina, Schmid Marc, In-Albon Tina (2013), Emotionsregulation und zwischenmenschliche Beziehungen bei Jugendlichen mit Nicht-Suizidalem Selbstverletzendem Verhalten: Die Bedeutung der Emotionserkennung und des Emotionsausdrucks, in Nervenheilkunde
, 1(2), 24-29.
In-Albon Tina, Bürli Martina, Ruf Claudia, Schmid Marc (2013), Non-suicidal self-injury and emotion regulation: a review on facial emotion recognition and facial mimicry., in Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health
, 7(1), 5-5.
Hefti Stephanie, In-Albon Tina, Schmeck Klaus, Schmid Marc (2013), Temperaments- und Charaktereigenschaften und selbstverletzendes Verhalten bei Jugendlichen- Ergebnisse einer epidemiologischen Untersuchung an Basler Schulen, in Nervenheilkunde
, 1(2), 45-53.
Rauber, Hefti Stephanie, In-Albon Tina, Schmid Marc (2012), Wie psychisch belastet fühlen sich selbstverletzende Jugendliche?, in Kindheit und Entwicklung
, 21(1), 23-39.
In-Albon Tina, Ruf Claudia, Schmid Marc, Facial emotion recognition in adolescents with nonsuicidal self-injury., in Psychiatry research
In-Albon Tina, Nonsuicidal self-injury in adolescents: What is known about this new research diagnosis?, in European Psychologist
Background: Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is an increasingly prevalent and pervasive symptomatology in adolescents and can be associated with serious consequences for the afflicted person. Despite the seriousness of the problem, research on NSSI in adolescents is rare and often limited in scope. Due to this common and impairing symptomatology, NSSI has been proposed as a new disorder for DSM-V. We put forward that the suggested criteria and the proposed disorder can be distinguished from Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). Facial emotion recognition is crucial for intact social functioning. The ability to accurately infer facial emotional expressions is essential for guiding one’s own behavior and regulating one’s own emotional state in social contexts. Misinterpretations due to impaired recognition are likely to result in emotional disturbances, inadequate social behavior, and impaired social functioning, problems often observed in adolescents with NSSI. So far, studies investigating facial emotional recognition in adolescents with NSSI are, to our knowledge, non-existent. Another important factor in social interactions is the way one responds to emotional facial expressions. Facial mimicry, the tendency by which people in social situations imitate or mimic the facial expressions of others, encourages relationships and empathy and therefore represents an important social reaction that may also be deficient in NSSI. Facial emotion recognition and facial mimicry are important prerequisites for emotion regulation (ER). Therefore, we propose that NSSI in adolescence can be regarded as a response to manage or inhibit aversive emotions, thus representing a dysfunctional ER strategy. Because adequate ER is particularly important for initiating and maintaining interpersonal relationships, adolescents with NSSI experience interpersonal communication as problematic and distressing, further contributing to their symptoms. Main scope of the project: The proposed research project will address several gaps in our current knowledge. The proposed diagnostic criteria for NSSI as a DSM-V disorder will be used to investigate differences between female adolescents with NSSI and BPD and NSSI without BPD in terms of emotion recognition and facial expression of emotions. Mainly, two experimental paradigms will be investigated, a facial emotion recognition and a facial reactions paradigm. In addition, the influence of dimensional and categorical psychopathology will be examined. Since identification of facial emotional expressions is important in social interactions, one experiment will investigate the speed and accuracy of identification of dynamic facial emotional expressions using a morphing technique. The second experiment, will examine participants’ facial reactions to different dynamic emotional facial expressions using facial electromyography (EMG). As an additional research question, the influence of family environment (validating vs. invalidating environment, attitudes of siblings of adolescents with NSSI) will be investigated. Methods: We will investigate 60 adolescents between the ages 13 and 18 with repetitive NSSI in inpatient treatment, a clinical control group of 60 adolescents with mental disorders without NSSI in inpatient treatment, and 60 healthy control adolescents. In addition, 60 siblings of adolescents with NSSI will be investigated. After a thorough diagnostic assessment using dimensional and categorical measures, the participants will conduct a facial emotion recognition task (morphing paradigm) and a facial emotional expressivity task (mimicry paradigm) using EMG measures. Significance of research: The proposed project represents an important step for a better understanding of NSSI, differences between NSSI and BPD in adolescents, cognitive processes, emotion dysregulation, and environmental factors related to NSSI. The results will have theoretical and practical implications aimed at improving mental health care for adolescents, such as in the development and implementation of interventions to improve facial emotion expressions and recognition, as well as helping therapists to differentiate between adolescents with high risk for the development of BPD and "simple" NSSI.