Brief report: cognitive processing of own emotions in individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and in their relatives.

@article{Hill2004BriefRC,
  title={Brief report: cognitive processing of own emotions in individuals with autistic spectrum disorder and in their relatives.},
  author={Elisabeth L. Hill and Sylvie Berthoz and U. Frith},
  journal={Journal of autism and developmental disorders},
  year={2004},
  volume={34 2},
  pages={229-35}
}
Difficulties in the cognitive processing of emotions--including difficulties identifying and describing feelings--are assumed to be an integral part of autism. We studied such difficulties via self-report in 27 high-functioning adults with autistic spectrum disorders, their biological relatives (n = 49), and normal adult controls (n = 35), using the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the Beck Depression Inventory. The individuals with autism spectrum disorders were significantly more… CONTINUE READING
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