Alexithymia and depression: distinct or overlapping constructs?

@article{Parker1991AlexithymiaAD,
  title={Alexithymia and depression: distinct or overlapping constructs?},
  author={John D Parker and Robert Michael Bagby and Graeme J. Taylor},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={1991},
  volume={32 5},
  pages={387-94}
}
Previous research showing moderate to high correlations between the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) and Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) has generated controversy as to whether alexithymia and depression are distinct or overlapping constructs. The present study addressed this controversy using the statistical method of factor analysis. In a sample of undergraduate university students, a correlation matrix comprising items from both the TAS and BDI yielded a four-factor solution with virtually no… CONTINUE READING

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