Alexithymia in anorexia nervosa: a controlled study using the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale.

@article{Rstam1997AlexithymiaIA,
  title={Alexithymia in anorexia nervosa: a controlled study using the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale.},
  author={Maria R{\aa}stam and Christopher G Gillberg and I. Carina Gillberg and Marianne Johansson},
  journal={Acta psychiatrica Scandinavica},
  year={1997},
  volume={95 5},
  pages={385-8}
}
The 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) was completed at the age of 22 years by individuals who had previously suffered from anorexia nervosa (AN), and also by members of a comparison group. The AN and comparison groups had been recruited from community samples. Overall, the TAS scores did not clearly discriminate between the two groups. However, the AN group was significantly more often represented among subjects with the highest TAS scores. A subgroup with empathy disorder tended to have… CONTINUE READING

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