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Alexithymia and caffeine: the role of caffeine expectancies and craving

Lyvers, Michael; Stafford, Katie A.; Edwards, Mark; Thorberg, Fred Arne


Alexithymia refers to difficulties in identifying and describing feelings and is often associated with problematic substance use for a variety of substances. A recent study investigating the relationship between alexithymia and caffeine use found that university students with alexithymia reported typically consuming nearly twice as much caffeine as those without alexithymia. The current study assessed the potential role of caffeine expectancies and craving in mediating this relationship....[Show more]

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Date published: 2016-07-28
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Substance Use
DOI: 10.1080/14659891.2016.1184333


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