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Conditions that impede the regulation of emotional arousal, such as alexithymia and dissociation, may underlie panic attacks. This study aimed to evaluate the relationship between alexithymia and dissociation in patients with panic disorder (PD). We assessed 95 PD outpatients with regard to alexithymia (20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale), dissociation(More)
Protein kinase C (PKC) plays a pivotal role in signal transduction involved in the control of cell proliferation, differentiation and apoptosis. Interference with such signaling pathways may result in altered tumor cell response to antineoplastic drugs. We investigated the effects of two selective PKC inhibitors as single agents and in combination with(More)
BACKGROUND Patients with somatoform pain disorders (SPD) frequently display reduced quality of life (QoL) and increased levels of alexithymia. This study investigated the association of QoL and alexithymia in a sample of SPD. PATIENTS AND METHODS Fifty-one patients with SPD (average time since onset: 11.6 years) were assessed in terms of alexithymia(More)
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