This study examined the relationship between characteristics of alexithymia and eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and obesity) in a nonclinical sample of 308 college women. Scores on the Toronto Alexithymia Scale were mostly unrelated to a weight index, which assessed subjects' deviation from their expected weight, but were correlated with subjects' scores on the Eating Disorders Inventory (EDI). EDI scores were related to the affective deficits of alexithymia (difficulty identifying and communicating feelings), but not to the cognitive disturbance associated with alexithymia.
Clinical process studies on anxiety and aggressiveness affects in the inpatient therapy of anorexia nervosa
Relationships between alexithymia and psychological characteristics associated with eating disorders
Parenting training for women in residential substance abuse treatment. Results of a demonstration project
The relationship between alexithymia and maladaptive perfectionism in eating disorders: a mediation moderation analysis methodology.
Brain activation during the perception of stressful word stimuli concerning interpersonal relationships in anorexia nervosa patients with high degrees of alexithymia in an fMRI paradigm
Impact of eating psychopathology, obsessive-compulsion and depression on self-harm behavior in patients with eating disorders
The influence of variations in eating disorder-related symptoms on processing of emotional faces in a non-clinical female sample: An eye-tracking study
Relations of alexithymic characteristics with eating attitudes and hostility in female college students
Are "traditional" sex differences less conspicuous in young cannabis users than in other young people?
Physical and psychological aspects of anorexia nervosa based on duration of illness: a cross-sectional study
Alexithymia and self-harm: A review of nonsuicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempts
Anorexia nervosa (AN) is a psychiatric condition characterized by severe weight loss and secondary problems associated with malnutrition. Here is the latest research on AN.