The stability of alexithymia in depressed patients

T. N. Wise, L. S. Mann, P. Randell

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Abstract

The stability of alexithymia as measured by the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS) and its relationship to depression were investigated in 50 depressed inpatients. The test-retest coefficient for TAS over a 5-day period was 0.57 (p < 0.001). A reliable change index for depressed mood indicated that mood covaried with the TAS, but changes in TAS were not clinically significant, The data support alexithymia as a stable personality construct.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-176
Number of pages4
JournalPsychopathology
Volume28
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1995
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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