Alexithymia and emotional empathy following traumatic brain injury

  title={Alexithymia and emotional empathy following traumatic brain injury},
  author={Claire Williams and Rodger Ll. Wood},
  journal={Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology},
  pages={259 - 267}
  • Claire Williams, R. Wood
  • Published 18 February 2010
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
The frequency of alexithymia and the proportion of cases reporting low emotional empathy after traumatic brain injury (TBI) were compared with a control group. The study also examined the relationship between alexithymia and emotional empathy, controlling for the influence of cognitive ability, severity of head injury, and time since injury. A total of 64 TBI patients and matched controls completed the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) and Balanced Emotional Empathy Scale (BEES). The… 
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