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Alexithymia

Deficiency or complete inability in assessing and describing one’s own emotional state. Considered a personality trait, not a disorder.



Example: A man seeks consultation for numerous physical symptoms after losing his spouse and parents in a fire; he denies experiencing any anxiety or anger.

Alexithymia
APA Reference
Grinnell, R. (2018). Alexithymia. Psych Central. Retrieved on November 15, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/alexithymia/