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Body Language May Predict Alcoholic Relapse
Body Language May Predict Alcoholic Relapse

(Feb 04, 2013 - Insidermedicine)

From BC - Body language may predict whether an alcoholic will return to drinking or not, according to a report published in Clinical Psychological Science. Researchers studied 46 alcoholics, conducting two videotaped interviews several months apart. In the first interview, participants were asked about the last time they drank and felt bad about it, and in the second, they were asked to report their drinking behaviours. Results showed that those who displayed more shame behaviours in the first interview--such as slumped shoulders and narrow chests--were much more likely to have relapsed by the second interview. Written or verbal expressions of shame had no such association.

 
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