Genetic influences on alexithymia and their relationship with depressive symptoms.

@article{Picardi2011GeneticIO,
  title={Genetic influences on alexithymia and their relationship with depressive symptoms.},
  author={Angelo Picardi and Corrado Fagnani and Antonella Gigantesco and Virgilia Toccaceli and Ilaria Lega and Maria Antonietta Stazi},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2011},
  volume={71 4},
  pages={
          256-63
        }
}
OBJECTIVE The factors involved in the etiology of alexithymia are still unclear. While a few studies suggested substantial genetic influences on alexithymia, it remains to be determined if these influences are independent of genetic influences on other mental health variables correlated with alexithymia, such as depression. This study is aimed at confirming previous findings of a genetic contribution to alexithymia, examining whether there are genetic or environmental influences common to… CONTINUE READING
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