04 February 2011

Drug-abusers have difficulty recognising negative emotions

Scientists have analysed the relation between drugs and recognition of basic emotions and found drug-abusers have difficulty identifying negative emotions by facial expression.

University of Granada scientists have been the first to analyse the relation between drug abuse and recognition of basic emotions (happiness, surprise, wrath, fear, sadness and disgust) by drug-abusers. Thus, the study revealed that drug-abusers have difficulty to identify negative emotions by their facial expression: wrath, disgust, fear and sadness.

A sample including polysubstance-abusers


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