Interhemispheric transfer deficit and alexithymia.

  title={Interhemispheric transfer deficit and alexithymia.},
  author={Sharon B. Zeitlin and Richard D. Lane and Daniel S. O'Leary and Michael J Schrift},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={146 11},
The hypothesis that alexithymia reflects a functional disconnection between the two cerebral hemispheres was examined in 25 male combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Multiple regression analysis revealed that the efficiency of interhemispheric communication, evaluated with a tactile finger localization task, was a significant predictor of the degree of alexithymia, as measured by the Toronto Alexithymia Scale, independent of PTSD severity and IQ. The PTSD subjects without… CONTINUE READING

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