The importance of identifying underlying process abnormalities in alexithymia: Implications of the three-process model and a single case study illustration

@article{Smith2019TheIO,
  title={The importance of identifying underlying process abnormalities in alexithymia: Implications of the three-process model and a single case study illustration},
  author={Ryan Smith and Alfred W. Kaszniak and Joanna Katsanis and Richard D. Lane and Lisbeth Nielsen},
  journal={Consciousness and Cognition},
  year={2019},
  volume={68},
  pages={33-46}
}

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