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Towards a classification of alexithymia: Primary, secondary and organic

@article{Messina2014TowardsAC,
  title={Towards a classification of alexithymia: Primary, secondary and organic},
  author={Antonino Messina and Janelle N. Beadle and Sergio Paradiso},
  journal={Official Journal of the Italian Society of Psychopathology},
  year={2014},
  volume={20},
  pages={38-49}
}
Summary Background Emotion processing is essential for well-being and psychosocial adaptation. Alexithymia is widely viewed as an impairment in emotion processing that includes difficulty identifying and describing emotions. While there is a significant understanding of primary alexithymia, which is thought to be the result of developmental genetic and familial factors, secondary and organic alexithymia are beginning to be focus of research. Method and results The present review of the… 
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