Alexithymic Characteristics and Metabolic Control in Diabetic and Healthy Adults

@article{Abramson1991AlexithymicCA,
  title={Alexithymic Characteristics and Metabolic Control in Diabetic and Healthy Adults},
  author={Lauren Abramson and David C. Mcclelland and Dalia Brown and Stephen P. Kelner},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={1991},
  volume={179},
  pages={490–494}
}
Diabetes has long been identified as a disease with possible psychological components. Alexithymia-an inability to express emotions verbally, operational thinking, and a lack of fantasy life-is found in a high proportion of psychosomatic patients. We therefore tested the hypothesis that diabetics would be more alexithymic than controls. In addition, the lack of awareness of affect was hypothesized to have negative consequences for the management of diabetes, as reflected in metabolic glucose… 

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