Alexithymia After Traumatic Brain Injury: Its Relation to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings and Psychiatric Disorders

  title={Alexithymia After Traumatic Brain Injury: Its Relation to Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings and Psychiatric Disorders},
  author={Salla Koponen and T. J. Taiminen and Kirsi Honkalampi and Matti I Joukamaa and Heimo Viinam{\"a}ki and Timo Kurki and Raija Portin and Leena Himanen and Heli Isoniemi and Susanna Hinkka and Olli Tenovuo},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
Objective: People with traumatic brain injury (TBI) were studied to assess the prevalence of alexithymia and its relationship to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and psychiatric disorders. Methods: Fifty-four participants, 67% men, were evaluated after a median of 30 years since TBI. A control group was matched for age, gender, and severity of depression. Alexithymia was measured with the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). In patients with TBI, axis I psychiatric disorders… 

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