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alexithymia

 [ah-leks″ĭ-thi´me-ah]
inability to recognize or describe one's emotions.

a·lex·i·thy·mi·a

(ă-lek-si-thī'mē-ă),
Difficulty in recognizing and describing one's emotions, defining them instead in terms of somatic sensations or behavioral reactions.
[G. a- priv. + lexis, word, + -thymia, feelings, passion]

alexithymia

[əlek′sithī′mē·ə, -thim′ē·ə]
an inability to experience and communicate feelings consciously.

a·lex·i·thy·mia

(ă-lek'si-thī'mē-ă)
Difficulty in recognizing and describing one's emotions, defining them in terms of somatic sensations or behavioral reactions.
[G. a- priv. + lexis, word, + -thymia, feelings, passion]

alexithymia

a personality trait characterized by difficulty in recognizing or describing one's emotions.
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