alexithymia


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alexithymia

(ˌeɪlɛksɪˈθaɪmɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) an inability to recognize, understand, and describe emotions
[C20: a-1 + Greek lexis word + -thymia]
Translations
alexithymie
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Interpersonal-psychological theory, alexithymia, and personality predict suicide ideation among maladjusted soldiers in Taiwan.
Vulnerabilities to deliberate self-harm among adolescents: The role of alexithymia and victimization.
If you can't express your emotions, name them, talk about them or relate to your feelings then you might be among the 10 percent of the healthy population who has difficulty processing the emotions they experience: a psychological condition known as alexithymia.
Alexithymia was defined as difficulties in identifying and describing emotions, cognitive style oriented towards the exterior environment with little attention to the interior life (Nemiah & Sifneos, 1970).
Introduction: It is not clear in the literature whether available instruments are sufcient to measure alexithymia because of its theoretical structure.
A controlled study of alexithymia in adolescent patients with persistent somatoform pain disorder.
The self to other model of empathy: Providing a new framework for understanding empathy impairments in psychopathy, autism, and alexithymia.
The presence of alexithymia, in persons with TBIs, turned out to be a significant factor affecting the quality of relationships and satisfaction in relationships, especially from the point of view of the partners of injured patients, showing much lower estimates of the overall relationship quality, customization, consensus and cohesion [13].
2006) also reported good construct and convergent validity with measures of openness to experience, emotional intelligence, and self-compassion, as well as good discriminant validity with constructs including alexithymia, dissociation, thought suppression, and experiential avoidance.
Along with the rapidly increasing population and developing technology in modern societies of our age, the levels of alexithymia and loneliness in people tend to increase in parallel with the spread of computer and internet use.
In this sense, Highland, Herschl, Klanecky, and McChargue (2013) concluded that the expression of certain genes increases the relationship between alexithymia and substance abuse.