Alexithymia Is Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Mortality in Middle-Aged Finnish Men

@article{Tolmunen2010AlexithymiaIA,
  title={Alexithymia Is Associated With Increased Cardiovascular Mortality in Middle-Aged Finnish Men},
  author={T. Tolmunen and S. Lehto and Maria Heliste and S. Kurl and J. Kauhanen},
  journal={Psychosomatic Medicine},
  year={2010},
  volume={72},
  pages={187-191}
}
  • T. Tolmunen, S. Lehto, +2 authors J. Kauhanen
  • Published 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Psychosomatic Medicine
  • Objective: To explore the associations between alexithymia and increased somatic morbidity. The mechanisms underlying these associations, however, are still unclear. Furthermore, data on the association between alexithymia and mortality are scarce. Methods: A total of 2321 Finnish men, aged 46 to 61 years, were followed up for an average of 20 years. Mortality rates were obtained from the national register. The associations between baseline alexithymia and cardiovascular disease (CVD), all… CONTINUE READING
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