The relationship between the dimensions of alexithymia and the intensity of depression and anxiety

Motan, Irem
Gençöz, Tülin
Objective: The aim of the present study was to underline the multidimensional nature of alexithymia, and to examine the relationship between these dimensions and the intensity of depression and anxiety symptoms.


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I. Motan and T. Gençöz, “The relationship between the dimensions of alexithymia and the intensity of depression and anxiety,” TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, pp. 333–343, 2007, Accessed: 00, 2020. [Online]. Available: