Coping with distress by eating or drinking: role of trait urgency and expectancies.

@article{Fischer2004CopingWD,
  title={Coping with distress by eating or drinking: role of trait urgency and expectancies.},
  author={Sarah F Fischer and Kristen G. Anderson and G. Michael Van Ty Smith},
  journal={Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors},
  year={2004},
  volume={18 3},
  pages={269-74}
}
The authors propose that trait urgency (the tendency to act rashly when distressed) is a risk factor for both alcohol abuse and bulimic symptoms, that disorder-specific expectancies influence whether one engages in one behavior or the other, and that expectancies moderate urgency's influence on those behaviors. Cross-sectional findings were consistent with the model. Problems from alcohol use were comorbid with binge eating and purging. Trait urgency was associated with both behaviors. Alcohol… CONTINUE READING