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The relationship between alexithymia and symptom dimensions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder

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(2017) The relationship between alexithymia and symptom dimensions in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. pp. 127-133. ISSN 2211-3649

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Abstract

The aims of this study were to evaluate alexithymia subscales i.e. difficulty in identifying feelings (DIF), difficulty in describing feelings (DDF) and externallyoriented thinking (EOT) in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and to clarify the relationships of alexithymia subscales to obsessive-compulsive (OC) symptom dimensions and other clinical variables. One hundred fifteen OCD outpatients and two control groups including 80 normal controls and 100 alcoholic patients participated in this study. The data were collected by the YaleBrown Obsessive Compulsive Scale (Y-BOCS), the ObsessiveCompulsive Inventory-Revised (OCI-R), the Farsi version of the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (FTAS-20) and the Depression Anxiety Stress Scales (DASS-21). 60.7% of OCD patients and 48% of alcoholics were classified as alexithymics. Those with OCD revealed significantly higher scores on alexithymia and its subscales than alcoholics and normal controls. OCD patients with alexithymia showed higher means in YROCS and its subscales as well as the OC dimensions of mental neutralizing and obsessing than non-alexithymics. DIF and EOT were significantly correlated with obsessing and mental neutralizing respectively. DDF and EOT were related to OCD severity. It was concluded that DIF and EOT may be specific to obsessing and mental neutralizing in OCD patients.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
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Khosravani, V.UNSPECIFIED
Ardestani, M. S.UNSPECIFIED
Bastan, F. S.UNSPECIFIED
Kamali, Z.UNSPECIFIED
Keywords: Alexithymia Symptom dimensions Obsessive-compulsive disorder cognitive emotion regulation iranian asthmatic-patients stress scales dass panic disorder thought suppression anxiety sensitivity physical symptoms major depression item selection association Psychiatry
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Page Range: pp. 127-133
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders
Journal Index: ISI
Volume: 14
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocrd.2017.04.001
ISSN: 2211-3649
Depositing User: مهندس مهدی شریفی
URI: http://eprints.medilam.ac.ir/id/eprint/274

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