Does alexithymia differentiate between patients with nonepileptic seizures, patients with epilepsy, and nonpatient controls?

@article{Bewley2005DoesAD,
  title={Does alexithymia differentiate between patients with nonepileptic seizures, patients with epilepsy, and nonpatient controls?},
  author={Jane Bewley and Philip N. Murphy and Jenna Mallows and Gus Baker},
  journal={Epilepsy & behavior : E&B},
  year={2005},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={430-7}
}
Considering the evidence of an association between alexithymia and somatization, this study aimed to discover whether alexithymia could distinguish patients with psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (NES) from those with epilepsy (ES) and nonpatient controls (C). Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) scores were obtained from 21 matched participants from each of these groups, together with measures of anxiety and depression. Overall TAS-20 scores did not differentiate the three groups after… CONTINUE READING

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