Dysregulated responses to emotions among abstinent heroin users: Correlation with childhood neglect and addiction severity

@article{Gerra2014DysregulatedRT,
  title={Dysregulated responses to emotions among abstinent heroin users: Correlation with childhood neglect and addiction severity},
  author={Gilberto Gerra and Lorenzo Somaini and Matteo Manfredini and Maria Augusta Raggi and C. Donnini},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2014},
  volume={48},
  pages={220-228}
}
The aim of this paper was to investigate the subjective responses of abstinent heroin users to both neutral and negative stimuli and the related hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal reactions to emotional experience in relationship to their perception of childhood adverse experiences. Thirty male abstinent heroin dependents were included in the study. Emotional responses and childhood neglect perception were measured utilizing the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory Y-1 and the Child Experience of Care and… CONTINUE READING
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