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30.08.2018 by Graham

Hello, I recently took the alexithymia test and scored 136, with high alexithymic traits in 6 go the 7 categories. I came across this forum when someone on the NAS forum mentioned it. I was diagnosed with ASD earlier this year. I am 61. I would like to know if the scores I achieved mean I am pretty certain to have alexithymia. Thank you, Graham

The scores mean?
15.09.2018 by Jute

If you are confused about emotions or lack them then you probably have Alexi. Scores are just numbers.


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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personality trait characterized by the inability to identify and describe emotions in the self. Core characteristics of alexithymia are marked dysfunction in emotional awareness, social attachment, and interpersonal relationship.
Alexithymia is prevalent in approximately 10% of the general population and is known to be comorbid with a number of psychiatric conditions. Due the inability to cope with feelings and emotions as described in psychology there are counseling services to establish mental health.
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