Alexithymia, social support and health problems.

@article{Lumley1996AlexithymiaSS,
  title={Alexithymia, social support and health problems.},
  author={M. Lumley and T. Ovies and L. Stettner and F. Wehmer and B. Lakey},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={1996},
  volume={41 6},
  pages={
          519-30
        }
}
This article presents three studies examining whether alexithymia is associated with less perceived and network social support, whether such relationships are accounted for by reduced social skills associated with alexithymia, and whether limited social support links alexithymia to health problems. The relationships between alexithymia (Toronto Alexithymia Scale), social variables, and physical health and depression were examined in both healthy young adults and patients. Alexithymia… Expand
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