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Recent studies have shown a partial similarity between posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and alexithymia. In this study, the authors examined the relationship between PTSD and alexithymia in two samples of 26 patients with burn injury and 27 patients with digit amputation during rehabilitation. The prevalence rates of DSM-III-R PTSD and alexithymia(More)
We examined symptoms of posttraumatic stress and alexithymia in a sample of 24 burn patients. Of these burn patients, those in the chronic phase (more than 10 months after the burn) indicated alexithymia more strongly. Among symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, symptoms of avoidance and emotional numbing were also stronger in patients in the chronic(More)
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