Relationship between somatosensory amplification and alexithymia in a Japanese psychosomatic clinic

Mutsuhiro Nakao, Arthur J. Barsky, Hiroaki Kumano, Tomifusa Kuboki

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To examine the relationship between somatosensory amplification and three factors of alexithymia (difficulty identifying feelings, difficulty describing feelings, and externally oriented thinking), 48 outpatients attending a Japanese psychosomatic clinic and 33 comparative outpatients completed the Somatosensory Amplification Scale (SSAS), 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20), Profile of Mood States (POMS), and other self-rating questionnaires. The scores on the SSAS and the first and second TAS-20 factors were higher (all P < 0.001) in the psychosomatic group than in the comparison group. The SSAS was positively associated (both P < 0.01) with these two TAS-20 factors, controlling for the effects of age, sex, group, and POMS tensionanxiety and depression. Somatosensory amplification appears to be associated with difficulties identifying and describing feelings, not externally oriented thinking, in Japanese patients.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)55-60
ページ数6
ジャーナルPsychosomatics
43
1
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2002
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 人文科学(その他)
  • 応用心理学
  • 精神医学および精神衛生

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