Effectiveness of ReAttach Therapy in Management of Emotional Dysregulation comorbid with OCPD, PTSD, Anxiety and Stress in Young Adults.
Emotional dysregulation has three major components which contribute to some of the major symptomatology in disorders like Obsessive compulsive personality disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety and Stress. These components are: Excessive intensity of emotions, Poor processing of emotions, and Negative reactivity to emotions, which are found as overlapping as well as distinct symptoms with possible manifestations of Emotional dysregulation like angry outbursts or behaviour outbursts such as destroying or throwing objects, aggression towards self or others, and threats to kill oneself, especially in young adults. These patients have a chronically and ongoing difficult time with the level of cooperation and social ability required for a healthy and fulfilling existence. ReAttach Therapy through its Multiple Sensory Integration Processing by Cognitive Bias Modification has been found to be very helpful in Effective management of maladaptive emotions and helps developing Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation skills (Expressing emotions effectively), Behaviour control and Distress Situations Management skills, which in turn helps in overall decrease in symptomatology of the above mentioned disorders.
Key words: Emotional Dysregulation, ReAttach Therapy, Cognitive Bias Modification, Distress Situation Management Skills.
Mrs Ritu Chauhan, a Freelance Clinical Psychologist, has been active in the field for the last 15 years. Besides conducting several talks, seminars and mental health training courses with a wide range of clinical subjects, she regularly contributes to various Psychological forums.
Ran a Pro Bono clinic for Indian Armed forces in Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism, and high Altitude area to educate, identify, prevent and treat Mental Health problems amongst Troops and their families.
Worked for Army Welfare Association for ‘Project Asha’ as a Founder member and Coordinator of Bison Asha School, Secunderabad (School for children with special abilities) Specific expertise in Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), MR and learning disabilities.
Spearheaded ‘Project Astha’ actively treating Marital and Relationship discords, Maladjustment, child abuse cases, maladaptive organisational behaviour, stress management and suicide prevention in Armed Forces.
Educational augmentation by establishing two primary Schools, held Teachers’ Training workshops for Army Schools, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Shaurya Primary Schools and Other Educational institutions for Psychological, Emotional, Mental and Cognitive development of staff and students. She provided Psychological counselling, established several Vocational Training Institutes for professional skill development training, and Personal enhancement.
Dissertation – “Intensity of Stress in Low Intensity Conflict and Combat zone among soldiers in Armed Forces” as partial fulfilment of M.A Psychology.
Dissertation- “Effect of School Transition on Adjustment among Army School Adolescents” as partial fulfilment of MPhil Clinical Psychology.
Talk on “Mental healthcare in Counter Insurgency/Counter Terrorism Environments” during Continuing Medical Education (CME) Conference on Emergencies & Critical Care In CI/CT Environment; 92 Base Hospital Srinagar.
Presented paper on “Psychotherapeutic Intervention with Non-Cooperative Patients: A Review” in 2nd International Conference of Indian Academy of Health Psychology (ICIAHP) Gautam Buddha University (GBU) Greater Noida.