Contemporary concepts  of alexithymia

Roman Procházka


Alexithymia represents an interesting phenomenon, which is classified as a borderline concept in psychosomatic medicine.The focus of the article is on essence and definition of alexithymia. In terms of diagnostic methods, the article refers to basic and broad divisions of alexithymia.On the etiological level, the interpretations from the fields of psychology, sociology, cognitive neuropsychology and neurochemistry are discussed. Attention is paid to the contemporary state of knowledge in alexithymia research.

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alexithymia, psychosomatic concept, etiology


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