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Alexithymia in Women with Anorexia Nervosa: A Preliminary Investigation

  • Michael P. Bourke (a1), Graeme J. Taylor (a2), James D. A. Parker (a3) and R. Michael Bagby (a4)
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The prevalence of alexithymia in 48 female anorexia nervosa patients was 77.1% compared with a prevalence of 6.7% in 30 normal female subjects, matched by age and education. Alexithymia correlated negatively with education in the anorexic patient group, but was unrelated to duration of illness, amount of weight loss, and levels of depression and of general psychoneurotic pathology.

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Alexithymia in Women with Anorexia Nervosa: A Preliminary Investigation

  • Michael P. Bourke (a1), Graeme J. Taylor (a2), James D. A. Parker (a3) and R. Michael Bagby (a4)
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