No words for feelings: alexithymia in schizophrenia patients and first-degree relatives.

@article{Wout2007NoWF,
  title={No words for feelings: alexithymia in schizophrenia patients and first-degree relatives.},
  author={Mascha van 't Wout and Andr{\'e} Aleman and Bob Bermond and Ren{\'e} S. Kahn},
  journal={Comprehensive psychiatry},
  year={2007},
  volume={48 1},
  pages={27-33}
}
OBJECTIVE Alexithymia refers to difficulties in emotionalizing, fantasizing, verbalizing, identifying, and analyzing emotions. The goal of this study was to investigate features of alexithymia in patients with schizophrenia. In addition, we investigated if alexithymia would be associated with vulnerability to schizophrenia, by studying unaffected first-degree relatives of schizophrenia patients. Furthermore, sex differences were taken into account. METHOD Forty-three patients with… CONTINUE READING
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