Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients

Fred Arne Thorberg, Ross Mc D Young, Michael Lyvers, Karen A. Sullivan, Penelope Hasking, Edythe D. London, Reidar Tyssen, Jason P. Connor, Gerald F X Feeney

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Abstract

Alexithymia and alcohol outcome expectancies were investigated in 355 alcohol-dependent treatment seekers. Patients with alexithymia gave stronger self-report ratings of expectancies of affective change related to beliefs that alcohol leads to negative mood states and assertion, that alcohol enhances social skills, compared to those without alexithymia. The findings suggest that alcohol-dependent outpatients with alexithymia may drink to experience intensified negative emotions and improved social functioning.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)186-188
Number of pages3
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume236
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 28 Feb 2016

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Thorberg, F. A., Young, R. M. D., Lyvers, M., Sullivan, K. A., Hasking, P., London, E. D., ... Feeney, G. F. X. (2016). Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients. Psychiatry Research, 236, 186-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psychres.2016.01.016
Thorberg, Fred Arne ; Young, Ross Mc D ; Lyvers, Michael ; Sullivan, Karen A. ; Hasking, Penelope ; London, Edythe D. ; Tyssen, Reidar ; Connor, Jason P. ; Feeney, Gerald F X. / Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients. In: Psychiatry Research. 2016 ; Vol. 236. pp. 186-188.
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Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients. / Thorberg, Fred Arne; Young, Ross Mc D; Lyvers, Michael; Sullivan, Karen A.; Hasking, Penelope; London, Edythe D.; Tyssen, Reidar; Connor, Jason P.; Feeney, Gerald F X.

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