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Am J Psychiatry. 1990 Sep;147(9):1228-30.

A preliminary investigation of alexithymia in men with psychoactive substance dependence.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto, Ont., Canada.

Abstract

The prevalence of alexithymia in a group of newly abstinent male substance abusers (N = 44) was 50%. The alexithymic patients had significantly less ego strength and repressive defensive behavior and significantly higher levels of somatic complaints and general dysphoria.

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