How Do Young People Accessing Mental Health Services Describe and Understand Emotional Distress?
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Fisher, Rebecca 2015. How Do Young People Accessing Mental Health Services Describe and Understand Emotional Distress? Prof Doc Thesis University of East London Psychology https://doi.org/10.15123/PUB.4541
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Background and aim: There has been growing acknowledgement of the role of emotional distress in the development of mental health difficulties yet despite adolescence being a complex developmental stage, where individuals develop an increasingly sophisticated conceptual framework for their emotional experiences, research has focused on normative adult populations. Furthermore, a lack of shared concept and pragmatic research considerations has led to a diverse conceptualisation of emotional distress and the use of quantitative methodology. Very little qualitative research has been conducted examining the subjective experiences of young people experiencing mental health difficulties so the aim of this study was to explore how young people accessing mental health services talk about and understand their experience of emotional distress.
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|21 Oct 2015
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