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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Aleksitimi (alexithymia) kelime anlami olarak Yunanca'da "a: yok, lexis: soz, thymos: duygu" anlamina gelen kelimelerin birlesmesinden meydana gelmis bir kavram olup, Turkce'ye "duygular icin soz, kelime yoklugu" seklinde cevrilmistir.
For the correlational study, we used Pearson and Spearman correlations, and to identify the influence of personality and alexithymia factors on burnout factors, we used multiple linear regressions.
As such, findings from alexithymia (TAS-20, 1/2 studies; BVAQ-B, 1 study with no significance found) and physical (PAS, 1/1 study) and social anhedonia (SAS, 1 study with no significance found) are modest and require further studies to explore these traits.
Previous studies indicate a high degree of alexithymia in medical students [8, 21] and the influence of alexithymia on mental health [22].
The issue in the ability to recognize and express feelings is generally defined as alexithymia.10,11 Previously conducted studies report that alexithymia occurs at a rate of 10% in healthy individuals.12-15 Alexithymia negatively affects the ability of individuals to empathize and makes the experience of communication problems inescapable.10,12,15 In the process of quality and effective communication, individuals' ability of understanding, expressing, and being aware of emotions carries great importance.
Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess different disorders such as impulsivity, eating attitude, and alexithymia as well as depression and anxiety and to analyze the relationship between psychiatric disorders and disease activity, fatigue, and quality of life in AS patients.
This Questionnaire was used in order to attend limitations observed in other self-informed alexithymia tests (studies of validity are not available yet).
Alexithymia is encouraged by medical education [17] as a part of the "heroic caring stereotype." Once internalized, alexithymia has long-term consequences, such as psychological distress [18], depression, emotional exhaustion and depersonalization [19,20], as well as a higher risk of psychosomatic symptoms [15], with low chances of recovery.
The study, aimed to investigate temperament and character dimensions along with alexithymia, showed that PD subjects compared with healthy controls where characterized by lower SD total score, and by higher scores only on HA "fatigability" subscale, which, according to the model of Cloninger (16), is a trait reflecting low energy level depending on personality characteristics.