alexithymia


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alexithymia

[ə‚lek·sə′thī·mē·ə]
(psychology)
An affective or cognitive disorder in which individuals are preoccupied with mundane, chronologically oriented details and emotions are experienced in undifferentiated form.
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Stress coping strategies in patients with psychogenic non-epileptic seizures and how they relate to trauma symptoms, alexithymia, anger, and mood.
Mental health workers regard alexithymia as more akin to a personality trait than to a mental disorder.
Alexithymia in men: How and when does the deficit in the processing of emotions occur?
Closely overlapping the construct of emotional intelligence are the constructs of social intelligence, alexithymia, affective orientation, emotional competence and psychological mindedness.
Taylor GJ, Bagby RM, Ryan DP Parker JD, Dopdy KF, Keefe P Criterion validity of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale.
Levant (1998) conceptualized normative alexithymia as a result of the traumatizing effect of male-role socialisation processes, and not merely as an expression of "masculine" stoicism.
Topics include a psychological perspective on gender and emotional expression, impulsivity, neuroscience literature on empathy and its link to alexithymia and other problems, gender and the nonverbal expression of emotion, risk aversions, gender and shame, and emotions in socio-religious groups in Mesopotamia, Egypt, ancient Judaism, Greece, and Rome.
Washington, November 13 ( ANI ): A personality trait called alexithymia that keeps people from sharing or even understanding their own emotions can threaten marriages, experts have said.
Some writers have argued that this approach to men's emotions has pathologised men to the point of referring to them as having a form of male alexithymia (Walton 2007), which is a diagnostic term used to describe people who have difficulty expressing their feelings and talking about them (Tenhouten 2007).