alexithymia


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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]

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]
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Alexithymia and dyadic adjustment in intimate relationships: Analyses using the actor partner interdependence model.
For measuring alexithymia, we used the third instrument, the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), with 3 subscales: difficulty identifying feelings or emotions (Cronbach's alpha coefficient 0.749), difficulty describing feelings or emotions (Cronbach's alpha coefficient 0.659), and externally oriented thinking, which refers to people's tendency to focus their attention externally (Cronbach's alpha coefficient 0.597), and the total coefficient for alexithymia (Cronbach's alpha is 0.871).
Bennett, "Alexithymia in parents of children with autism spectrum disorder," Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, vol.
This is why the specification of the levels of alexithymia, the examination of whether there is a relationship between levels of alexithymia and communication skills, and the development of activity programs directed at increasing emotional awareness are important for students in the nursing education process.
Alexithymia is defined as the difficulty in expressing, differentiating, and recognizing emotions and was evaluated with 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20).
For the interpretation of the TAS-20, the mean obtained (48.74) suggests that it is a sample, on average, with low values of alexithymia. On the contrary, when interpreting the mean value of the OAQ-G2 (98.89) we found a sample with values higher than the cut-off point established by the authors (between 95 and 112), which indicates possible alexithymia.
This study aimed to assess the direct impact of participation in Balint groups on the burnout risk among Romanian physicians attending palliative patients, and on the psychological factors consistently related to burnout (alexithymia, perceived stress and perceived social sup port).
Temperament, character traits, and alexithymia in patients with panic disorder.