Volume 8, Issue 29 (11-2014)                   etiadpajohi 2014, 8(29): 131-147 | Back to browse issues page

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Bagyan Kouleh Marz M, Narimani M, Soltani S, Mehrabi A. The Comparison of Alexithymia and Emotions Control among Substance Abusers and Healthy People. etiadpajohi. 2014; 8 (29) :131-147
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Objective: The purpose of the present study was to compare Alexithymia and emotional control among substance abusers and healthy people. Method: The research design was causal-comparative research design which is categorized as descriptive research method. The population included of all people who were referred to addiction treatment centers in Noor-Abad city (Delfan). The participants of the study comprised of 50 addicts under treatment and 50 healthy participants who were matched based on age, education level, social-economical status, and number of children selected by available sampling method. The alexithymia (TAS-20) and emotions control scales administered among both groups. Results: The results showed that there is a significant difference between addicts and non-addicts groups in terms of alexithymia and emotional control. In addition, difficulty in identifying of feelings, depression, anxiety and anger were the most important predictors of addiction severity. Conclusion: These results show that any difficulty in expressing emotions and disability in controlling of negative emotions (anger, depression, and anxiety) are risk factors for substance abuse.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2014/11/2 | Accepted: 2014/11/2 | Published: 2014/11/2

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