Alexithymia and personality in relation to dimensions of psychopathology.

  title={Alexithymia and personality in relation to dimensions of psychopathology.},
  author={Hans J{\"o}rgen Grabe and Carsten Spitzer and Harald J{\"u}rgen Freyberger},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={161 7},
OBJECTIVE The authors examined the capacity of alexithymia to predict a broad range of psychiatric symptoms relative to that of other personality dimensions, age, and gender. METHOD The Toronto Alexithymia Scale, the Temperament and Character Inventory, and the SCL-90-R were administered to 254 psychiatric patients. Multivariate linear regression analyses were performed. RESULTS The difficulties identifying feelings factor of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale significantly predicted all SCL-90… CONTINUE READING

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