Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients

Thorberg, Fred Arne, Young, Ross McD., Lyvers, Michael, Sullivan, Karen A., Hasking, Penelope, London, Edythe D., Tyssen, Reidar, Connor, Jason P. and Feeney, Gerald F.X. (2016) Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients. Psychiatry Research, 236 186-188. doi:10.1016/j.psychres.2016.01.016

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Author Thorberg, Fred Arne
Young, Ross McD.
Lyvers, Michael
Sullivan, Karen A.
Hasking, Penelope
London, Edythe D.
Tyssen, Reidar
Connor, Jason P.
Feeney, Gerald F.X.
Title Alexithymia in relation to alcohol expectancies in alcohol-dependent outpatients
Journal name Psychiatry Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1872-7123
Publication date 2016-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.psychres.2016.01.016
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 236
Start page 186
End page 188
Total pages 3
Place of publication Shannon, Clare, Ireland
Publisher Elsevier Ireland
Language eng
Formatted 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.
Keyword Alcohol dependence
Alcohol expectancies
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

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