Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and alexithymia: a pilot study

  title={Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and alexithymia: a pilot study},
  author={Renato Donfrancesco and Michela Di Trani and Paola Gregori and Giovanna Auguanno and Maria Grazia Melegari and Sabrina Zaninotto and Joan L. Luby},
  journal={ADHD Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorders},
Although the relationship between alexithymia and psychopathology has been studied extensively in adults, research is lacking on alexithymia in childhood psychopathology. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between alexithymia and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The Italian version of the Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children was administered to a sample of 50 children with a DSM-IV diagnosis of ADHD, as assessed by means of the K-SADS PL, and to 100… 

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