Topic: Alexithymia or Emotional Numbness

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Alexithymia or Emotional Numbness
14.05.2020 by Britt1996

I am new to Alexithymia and think I may have it and have been doing my research. But my biggest question is what is the difference between Alexithymia and Emotional Numbness. How do I know which one I have or could it be both?

27.06.2020 by isthisme

hey. over a month and no reply from anyone? since this is really my first time on the forum, I hope that's not indicative of what I can hope to expect to here. In reply to your question, like you said you did research, so I guess you would know better than anybody else. Have you experienced a great deal of trauma in your life? Is this something new that you've just noticed? After a cursory search on the internet i found this...


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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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