Alexithymia: The Role Of Emotions In Health


What Is Alexithymia? The term “alexithymia” was introduced by Peter Sifneos in 1973, to designate a cluster of cognitive and affective characteristics that were observed among patients with classical psychosomatic diseases (1). Messina et al. have postulated that at least three forms, primary, secondary, and organic, might characterize alexithymia. What Is Primary Alexithymia? It is

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