Category: alexithymia

Why Do Gamblers Chase Losses?

Loss-Chasing, Alexithymia, and Impulsivity in a Gambling Task: Alexithymia as a Precursor to Loss-Chasing Behavior When Gambling   This was the subject matter of my PhD when I was a PhD candidate. Essentially a couple of my experiments proposed to examine if there was a link between alexithymia […]

Repressed Coping and Alexithymia

  Throughout many of our blogs we have suggested that people suffering with addictive behaviours suffer from emotion processing (alexithymia and emotional awareness difficulties) and regulation deficits. We have suggested these  may not only be genetically inherited but mainly the consequence of adverse childhood experiences or maltreatment. Our sister […]

This Emotional Disease?

Part 2 A Brief History of Addiction as Affective Disorder Cheetham and others are not the first, however, to suggest an affect centred view of addiction. Rado in 1933,  described substance use as a way of coping with excessively difficult states of emotions (3). Others have interpreted addiction […]

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