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Dissociative nature of the alcohol addiction
Journal Title: RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA 
Author/s:  Giuseppe Craparo 
Year:  2013 Issue: Language: Italian 
Pages:  8 Pg. 141-148 FullText PDF:  1750 KB
DOI:  10.3280/RSF2013-002011
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From a developmental-relational perspective, addiction is a dissociative behavior related to alexithymia and early trauma. The present study examined the relationship between early trauma, alexithymia and dissociation. Participants: 70 ( male = 35; female = 35) alcohol-addicted and 70 individuals (male = 35; female = 35) of normal population. Instruments: Traumatic Experiences Checklist (tec), 20-Items Toronto Alexithymia Scale (tas-20) Dissociative Experiences Scale (des). Results: experimental group presents: a) higher scores in tas-20, TEC and des; b) a significant correlation between alexithymia, dissociation and trauma. This study suggests that trauma, alexithymia and dissociation are predictors of alcohol-addiction.
Keywords: Alcohol-addiction, dissociation, traumatic emotions, alexithymia, treatment, early trauma.

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Giuseppe Craparo, Dissociative nature of the alcohol addiction in "RIVISTA SPERIMENTALE DI FRENIATRIA" 2/2013, pp. 141-148, DOI:10.3280/RSF2013-002011

   

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