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The Relationships Between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review

Nicol, Annemarie; Mak, Anita; Murray, Kristen; Walker, Iain; Buckmaster, Dean

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Background Although early maladaptive schemas (EMS) have been strongly associated with psychopathology in adults, this association is less clear in young people since schemas are still emerging. This systematic review examines the relationship between EMS and psychopathology in young people to assess the degree to which EMS discriminate between psychopatholo- gies, consistent with the cognitive content specificity hypothesis. Methods PsycINFO, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNicol, Annemarie
dc.contributor.authorMak, Anita
dc.contributor.authorMurray, Kristen
dc.contributor.authorWalker, Iain
dc.contributor.authorBuckmaster, Dean
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:50:21Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:50:21Z
dc.identifier.issn0147-5916
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/217424
dc.description.abstractBackground Although early maladaptive schemas (EMS) have been strongly associated with psychopathology in adults, this association is less clear in young people since schemas are still emerging. This systematic review examines the relationship between EMS and psychopathology in young people to assess the degree to which EMS discriminate between psychopatholo- gies, consistent with the cognitive content specificity hypothesis. Methods PsycINFO, MEDLINE, PsycARTICLES, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection, CINAHL Plus, Web of Science, and Scopus databases were systematically searched. Results Fifty-eight studies were identified for inclusion, with 24,005 participants across all studies. We found evidence of the relationship between EMS and psychopathology in young people. EMS were found to discriminate between depression, anxiety, eating pathology, borderline symptomology, and externalizing behaviors. Conclusion Findings are discussed in the context of treatment approaches for psychopathology in youth, specifically through an increased understanding of the role of EMS in this developmental period. We also suggest future research directions and discuss the methodological limitations of the studies reviewed, including a bias towards community samples, and a lack of consistency in EMS measures. These findings suggest that EMS may be an important area to target when treating youth presenting with psychological distress.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherKluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers
dc.sourceCognitive Therapy and Research
dc.source.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10608-020-10092-6
dc.titleThe Relationships Between Early Maladaptive Schemas and Youth Mental Health: A Systematic Review
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2020-03-28
local.identifier.absfor170101 - Biological Psychology (Neuropsychology, Psychopharmacology, Physiological Psychology)
local.identifier.ariespublicationa383154xPUB11387
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNicol, Annemarie, University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationMak, Anita, University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationMurray, Kristen, College of Health and Medicine, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationWalker, Iain, The University of Canberra
local.contributor.affiliationBuckmaster, Dean, University of Canberra
local.description.embargo2099-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issueOnline
local.identifier.doi10.1007/s10608-020-10092-6
local.identifier.absseo920209 - Mental Health Services
dc.date.updated2020-09-13T08:19:03Z
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