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The influence of cognitive features on the adaptation of individuals with Kleptomania

[Speaker] Nomura, Kazutaka:1,4
[Co-author] Tanaka, Yuki:2,4, Tanabe, Yasuko:2, Shimada, Hironori:3, Koshiba, Azusa:4, Yamamura, Keiko:4, Hamaguchi, Mami:4, Terakado, Shiho:4, Oishi, Masayuki:4
1:Chiba University (Japan), 2:Graduate School of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 3:Faculty of Human Sciences, Waseda University (Japan), 4:Oishi Clinic (Japan)

The purpose of this study was to examine whether "Beliefs about the unacceptability of experiencing or expressing negative thoughts and emotions (Corstorpine, 2006)" and "Distress tolerance (Linehan, 1993)" influence the adaptation of individuals with Kleptomania. The data of 17 individuals with kleptomania (mean age = 53.94±15.69 years) and 16 college students (mean age = 20.50±0.82 years) were analyzed. The results of t-test analyses revealed that individuals with kleptomania are more likely to exhibit a high negative affect and low distress tolerance as compared to college students. In addition, a hierarchical liner modeling revealed that the high negative affect of individuals with kleptomania was characterized by low distress tolerance. Findings indicated that the adaptation of individuals with Kleptomania is influeced by distress tolerance.
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