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Negative Mood Regulation (NMR) expectancies, mood, and affect intensity among clients in substance disorder treatment facilities

THORBERG, Fred Arne & Lyvers, Michael (2006) Negative Mood Regulation (NMR) expectancies, mood, and affect intensity among clients in substance disorder treatment facilities. Addictive Behaviors, 31(5), pp. 811-820.

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Abstract

Negative mood regulation (NMR) expectancies, stress, anxiety, depression and affect intensity were examined by means of self-report questionnaires in 158 volunteers, including 99 clients enrolled in addiction treatment programs. As expected, addicts reported significantly higher levels of stress, anxiety, depression and affect intensity and lower levels of NMR compared to non-addict controls. NMR was negatively correlated with stress, anxiety, depression and affect intensity. The findings indicate that mood self-regulation is impaired in addicts. Low NMR and high affect intensity may predispose to substance abuse and addiction, or alternatively may reflect chronic drug-induced affective dysregulation.

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ID Code: 43387
Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Mood Regulation, Addictions, Alcoholism
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2005.06.008
ISSN: 0306-4603
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2005 Elsevier Ltd All rights reserved.
Deposited On: 20 Jul 2011 10:38
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2011 10:38

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