Exploring the benefits of group psychotherapy in reducing alexithymia in coronary heart disease patients: a preliminary study.

@article{Beresnevait2000ExploringTB,
  title={Exploring the benefits of group psychotherapy in reducing alexithymia in coronary heart disease patients: a preliminary study.},
  author={Margarita Beresnevaitė},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  year={2000},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={117-22}
}
BACKGROUND Although there is preliminary evidence that alexithymia may influence the course of coronary heart disease (CHD), there are no studies exploring attempts to modify alexithymic characteristics in cardiac patients. METHOD Twenty post-myocardial infarction (MI) patients (19 men and 1 woman) were placed in a treatment group, which received weekly group psychotherapy for 4 months. Seventeen post-MI patients (16 men and 1 woman) were placed in a comparison group which received two… CONTINUE READING

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