Cognitive representations in alcohol and opiate abuse: The role of core beliefs
UNSPECIFIED. (2004) Cognitive representations in alcohol and opiate abuse: The role of core beliefs. BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY, 43 (Part 3). pp. 337-342. ISSN 0144-6657Full text not available from this repository.
There are clinical indications that alcohol and drug abuse are associated with unhealthy core beliefs (unconditional, schema-level representations). This study examined levels of such cognitions among four groups: alcohol abusers; opiate abusers; combined alcohol and opiate abusers; and a non-clinical group. Each patient completed the short version of the Young Schema Questionnaire, measuring levels of 15 pathological core beliefs. These schema-level cognitions were less healthy in the clinical groups than in the non-clinical group, particularly among individuals who abused alcohol. These findings provide preliminary support for the utility of therapies that address schema-level representations among substance abusers.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Journal or Publication Title:||BRITISH JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGY|
|Publisher:||BRITISH PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 337-342|
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