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alexithymia

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

n. a lack of ability to understand and communicate one’s own emotions and moods. It is common in depression and can cause significant relationship difficulties during the...

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The Alexithymia Personality Dimension

Graeme J. Taylor and R. Michael Bagby.

in The Oxford Handbook of Personality Disorders

September 2012; p ublished online November 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Clinical Psychology. 19865 words.

Alexithymia is a dimensional personality trait characterized by difficulties in identifying and describing subjective feelings, a limited imaginal capacity, and an externally oriented...

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Alexithymia in male infertility

R. Conrad, G. Schilling, M. Langenbuch, G. Haidl and R. Liedtke.

in Human Reproduction

March 2001; p ublished online March 2001 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Reproductive Medicine. 4738 words.

The continuing confrontation with the thoughts and feelings surrounding an unfulfilled wish for a child makes coping very difficult. There is empirical evidence that, in medical illnesses...

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alexithymia

Overview page. Subjects: Medicine and Health — Psychology.

n. a lack of ability to understand and communicate one’s own emotions and moods. It is common in depression and can cause significant relationship difficulties during the...

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Alexithymia

Andrew Hodges.

in A-Z of Plastic Surgery

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 16 words.

Lack of words for mood or emotion. Seen in patients with Reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

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alexithymia

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 30 words.

n. a lack of ability to understand and communicate one’s own emotions and moods. It is common in *depression

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Alexithymia from the Social Neuroscience Perspective

Sylvie Berthoz, Lydia Pouga and Michele Wessa.

in The Oxford Handbook of Social Neuroscience

September 2011; p ublished online September 2012 .

Article. Subjects: Psychology; Cognitive Neuroscience; Social Psychology. 18144 words.

Alexithymia is a multifaceted personality construct characterized by the impaired ability to reflect on and regulate one’s own emotions. This chapter refers to a wide range of domains of...

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alexithymia n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

May 2017; p ublished online May 2017 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing. 48 words.

inability to express or describe one’s emotions in words, commonly accompanied by a lack of empathy for the feelings of others. Most often seen in males, it is associated with autistic...

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alexithymia n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 40 words.

A disturbance of affect and cognition indicated by difficulty in describing or recognizing one's own emotions, and a reduced affective

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alexithymia n.

Andrew M. Colman.

in A Dictionary of Psychology

January 2015; p ublished online May 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Psychology. 43 words.

A disturbance of affect and cognition indicated by difficulty in describing or recognizing one's own emotions, and a reduced affective

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alexithymia n.

Edited by Elizabeth Martin.

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2015; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 31 words.

a lack of ability to understand and communicate one’s own emotions and moods. It is common in *depression and can cause significant relationship difficulties during the person’s illness....

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Alexithymia influences brain activation during emotion perception but not regulation

Jorien van der Velde, Paula M. Gromann, Marte Swart, Durk Wiersma, Lieuwe de Haan, Richard Bruggeman, Lydia Krabbendam and André Aleman.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

February 2015; p ublished online April 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 6986 words.

Alexithymia is a psychological construct that can be divided into a cognitive and affective dimension. The cognitive dimension is characterized by difficulties in identifying, verbalizing...

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Selective Disruption of Sociocognitive Structural Brain Networks in Autism and Alexithymia

Boris C. Bernhardt, Sofie L. Valk, Giorgia Silani, Geoffrey Bird, Uta Frith and Tania Singer.

in Cerebral Cortex

December 2014; p ublished online July 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 7070 words.

Autism spectrum conditions (ASC) are neurodevelopmental disorders characterized by abnormal social cognition. A core feature of ASC is disrupted Theory of Mind (ToM), our ability to take...

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Altered resting state connectivity of the default mode network in alexithymia

Edith J. Liemburg, Marte Swart, Richard Bruggeman, Rudie Kortekaas, Henderikus Knegtering, Branislava Ćurčić-Blake and André Aleman.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

August 2012; p ublished online June 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 5936 words.

Alexithymia is a trait characterized by a diminished capacity to describe and distinguish emotions and to fantasize; it is associated with reduced introspection and problems in emotion...

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Metabolic mapping reveals sex-dependent involvement of default mode and salience network in alexithymia

L. Colic, L. R. Demenescu, M. Li, J. Kaufmann, A. L. Krause, C. Metzger and M. Walter.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

February 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 7990 words.

Alexithymia, a personality construct marked by difficulties in processing one’s emotions, has been linked to the altered activity in the anterior cingulate cortex (ACC). Although...

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Alexithymia is associated with blunted anterior cingulate response to social rejection: implications for daily rejection

David S. Chester, Richard S. Pond and C. Nathan DeWall.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

April 2015; p ublished online June 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 5554 words.

Social rejection elicits distress through the brain’s alarm system, the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex (dACC). The distress of rejection facilitates subsequent inclusion. As a result,...

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Blunted feelings: Alexithymia is associated with a diminished neural response to speech prosody

Katharina Sophia Goerlich-Dobre, Jurriaan Witteman, Niels O. Schiller, Vincent J. P. van Heuven, André Aleman and Sander Martens.

in Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience

August 2014; p ublished online September 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Cognition and Behavioural Neuroscience. 6559 words.

How we perceive emotional signals from our environment depends on our personality. Alexithymia, a personality trait characterized by difficulties in emotion regulation has been linked to...

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Empathic brain responses in insula are modulated by levels of alexithymia but not autism

Geoffrey Bird, Giorgia Silani, Rachel Brindley, Sarah White, Uta Frith and Tania Singer.

in Brain

May 2010; p ublished online April 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Neuroscience. 8615 words.

Difficulties in social cognition are well recognized in individuals with autism spectrum conditions (henceforth ‘autism’). Here we focus on one crucial aspect of social cognition: the...

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Empathy and Judging Other's Pain: An fMRI Study of Alexithymia

Yoshiya Moriguchi, Jean Decety, Takashi Ohnishi, Motonari Maeda, Takeyuki Mori, Kiyotaka Nemoto, Hiroshi Matsuda and Gen Komaki.

in Cerebral Cortex

September 2007; p ublished online December 2006 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neuroscience. 9739 words.

Because awareness of emotional states in the self is a prerequisite to recognizing such states in others, alexithymia (ALEX), difficulty in identifying and expressing one's own emotional...

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Specific brain processing of facial expressions in people with alexithymia: an H2 15O‐PET study

Michiko Kano, Shin Fukudo, Jiro Gyoba, Miyuki Kamachi, Masaaki Tagawa, Hideki Mochizuki, Masatoshi Itoh, Michio Hongo and Kazuhiko Yanai.

in Brain

June 2003; p ublished online June 2003 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Neurology; Neuroscience. 6434 words.

Alexithymia is a personal trait characterized by a reduced ability to identify and describe one’s own feelings and is known to contribute to a variety of physical and behavioural disorders....

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Relationship of Alexithymia Ratings to Dopamine D2-type Receptors in Anterior Cingulate and Insula of Healthy Control Subjects but Not Methamphetamine-Dependent Individuals

Kyoji Okita, Dara G. Ghahremani, Doris E. Payer, Chelsea L. Robertson, Mark A. Mandelkern and Edythe D. London.

in International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

P ublished online December 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Neurology; Psychiatry; Neuroscience. 6677 words.

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Individuals with substance-use disorders exhibit emotional problems, including deficits in emotion recognition and processing, and this class of...

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