A meta-analysis on the relationship between interoceptive awareness and alexithymia: Distinguishing interoceptive accuracy and sensibility.

@article{Trevisan2019AMO,
  title={A meta-analysis on the relationship between interoceptive awareness and alexithymia: Distinguishing interoceptive accuracy and sensibility.},
  author={Dominic A Trevisan and Melody R. Altschuler and Armen Bagdasarov and Carter Carlos and Suqian Duan and Ester Hamo and Shashwat Kala and Morgan L McNair and Termara C Parker and Dylan S. Stahl and Tatiana Winkelman and Melissa Zhou and James C. McPartland},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  year={2019}
}
Alexithymia-a trait associated with difficulties understanding one's own emotions-is theorized to stem from deficits in interoceptive awareness, or the ability to detect, accurately monitor, and regulate internal bodily processes. The present meta-analysis analyzed all studies that empirically examined the relationship between alexithymia and interoceptive awareness. Across 66 independent samples (N = 7,146), alexithymia had a small, negative correlation with interoceptive awareness (r = -.162… Expand
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