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Alexithymia, reward sensitivity and risky drinking: the role of internal drinking motives

Lyvers, Michael; Coundouris, Sarah; Edwards, Mark; Thorberg, Fred Arne


Two personality dimensions, alexithymia and reward sensitivity, are known risk factors for problematic alcohol consumption. Internal or mood-change motives of drinking to cope with negative mood, as well as drinking to enhance positive mood ("get high"), have also been implicated as risk factors. The present study sought to determine whether the association between alexithymia and risky drinking is mediated by the motive of drinking to cope with negative mood, and whether the association...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017-06-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Addiction Research and Theory
DOI: 10.1080/16066359.2017.1333110


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