Alexithymia and depressed mood in the psychiatric patient

Bethanne Hill, Lee S. Mann, Thomas Wise

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The relationship between depressed mood and alexithymia, measured by the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) was investigated in a group of psychiatric inpatients (n=81) and outpatients (n=97). In both cohorts correlations between the TAS and obsessoid personality style were significant when controlled for mood. The obsessoid style, measured by the Hysteroid-Obsessoid Scale was the most powerful predictor of alexithymia in regression models for each cohort. These data suggest that alexithymia is not a function of depression in such psychiatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)26-31
Number of pages6
JournalPsychotherapy and Psychosomatics
Volume54
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990
Externally publishedYes

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Alexithymia and depressed mood in the psychiatric patient. / Hill, Bethanne; Mann, Lee S.; Wise, Thomas.

In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, Vol. 54, No. 1, 01.01.1990, p. 26-31.

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Hill, Bethanne ; Mann, Lee S. ; Wise, Thomas. / Alexithymia and depressed mood in the psychiatric patient. In: Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics. 1990 ; Vol. 54, No. 1. pp. 26-31.
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