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The relationships between early trauma, dissociation, and alexithymia in alcohol addiction

Craparo, Giuseppe, Ardino, Vittoria, Gori, Alessio and Caretti, Vincenzo (2014) The relationships between early trauma, dissociation, and alexithymia in alcohol addiction. Psychiatry Investigation, 11 (3). pp. 330-335. ISSN 1738-3684

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Identification Number: 10.4306/pi.2014.11.3.330


Objective Addiction is often considered a dissociative behavior that is related to alexithymia and developmental trauma. The study aims were to explore the relationships between early trauma, alexithymia, and dissociation. Methods A total of 117 (males=60; females=57) alcohol-addicted individuals and 117 healthy individuals (males=60; females=57) were administered a series of self-report questionnaires that assess traumatic experiences, alexithymia, and pathological dissociation. Results Correlation analyses indicated significant correlations between alexithymia, dissociation, and trauma and a significant difference between the target and control groups, with higher alexithymia and dissociation scores in the target group. Conclusion These findings suggest that trauma, alexithymia, and dissociation are predictors of alcohol addiction.

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Additional Information: © 2014 Korean Neuropsychiatric Association.
Divisions: Personal Social Services Research Unit
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Sets: Research centres and groups > Personal Social Services Research Unit (PSSRU)
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2014 13:35
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2021 15:10

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