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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Alexithymia and low cooperativeness are associated with suicide attempts in male military personnel with adjustment disorder: A case-control study.
62 individuals divided into three groups, according to the severity of alexithymia (high, medium and low), underwent a series of olfactory tests in order to investigate their reaction to different types of stimulation.
The new form was tested in terms of internal consistency, test-retest reliability, and concurrent validity using Toronto Alexithymia Scale as criteria and discriminative validity using Five-Factor Personality Inventory Short Form.
In our sample the contraction of the bizygomatic arch showed a significant correlation with higher scores of alexithymia, which has also been previously identified as a more prevalent symptom among men than among women (Levant et al.
The impact of alexithymia on relationship quality and satisfaction following traumatic brain injury.
The unique relationship of emotion regulation and alexithymia in predicting somatization versus PTSD symptoms.
Alcohol addiction and the attachment system: An empirical study of attachment style, alexithymia, and psychiatric disorders in alcoholic inpatients.
The term alexithymia was coined in 1972 by Sifneos to describe patients with these difficulties who do not meet the psychotherapy eligibility criteria (Bagby, Parker, & Taylor, 1994; Praceres, Parker, & Taylor, 2000; Sfineos, 1973; Yoshida, 2000).
Migraine prevalence, alexithymia, and post-traumatic stress disorder among medical students in Turkey.
Patterns of dysfunctional breathing (DB) are associated with psychological distress, including but not limited to depression (Blazer & Hybels, 2010), anxiety (Crockett et al, 2016), trauma (CliftonSmith & Rowley, 2011), and alexithymia (Crockett et al.
Development of such psychological distress may be brought about by a relative constriction in emotional functioning or alexithymia (Sifneos, 1973), decreased self-awareness (Luborsky, 1984), and interpersonal problems (Sullivan, 1953).