Alexithymia and emotional distress in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy.

@article{Conrad2007AlexithymiaAE,
  title={Alexithymia and emotional distress in patients with central serous chorioretinopathy.},
  author={Rupert Conrad and Nina Weber and Matthias Lehnert and Frank G. Holz and Reinhard Liedtke and Nicole Eter},
  journal={Psychosomatics},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 6},
  pages={
          489-95
        }
}
The authors studied 31 consecutive patients newly diagnosed with central serous chorioretinopathy (CSC) as compared with 31 age- and gender-matched control subjects, assessing emotional distress (ED), nine psychopathological symptoms, critical life events, and alexithymia. Results showed no difference in the number of critical life events; however CSC patients showed elevated ED and elevated scores on seven psychopathological symptoms, including hostility. Controlling for ED, CSC patients… CONTINUE READING
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