Exploratory Study on the Prevalence of Alexithymia in a Child Welfare Population

words) Alexithymia is a personality construct that represents a reduced ability to identify and describe feelings, a limited imagination, and externally oriented thinking.not classified as a mental disorder in the DSM-IV. Alexithymia raises special clinical issues: 1) it is known to be a trait and distributed across the general population where prevalence is 8-10% (Karukivi, […]

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