[The 20-item Toronto alexithymia scale: structural validity, internal consistency and prevalence of alexithymia in a Swiss adolescent sample].


BACKGROUND The alexithymia construct is mainly characterized by a difficulty in identifying and expressing feelings that is thought to reflect a deficit in cognitive processing and regulation of emotional states. During the last decade, alexithymia has been associated with a large variety of medical and psychiatric disorders in the adult population… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.encep.2006.12.006


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