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Titre du document / Document title

Relationship between somatosensory amplification and alexithymia in a Japanese psychosomatic clinic

Auteur(s) / Author(s)

NAKAO Mutsuhiro ; BARSKY Arthur J. ; KUMANO Hiroaki ; KUBOKI Tomifusa ;

Affiliation(s) du ou des auteurs / Author(s) Affiliation(s)

Teikyo University Center for Evidence-Based Medicine and Department of Hygiene and Public Health, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, Tokyo, JAPON
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, JAPON
Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, ETATS-UNIS

Résumé / Abstract

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 tension-anxiety and depression. Somatosensory amplification appears to be associated with difficulties identifying and describing feelings, not externally oriented thinking, in Japanese patients.

Revue / Journal Title

Psychosomatics    ISSN  0033-3182 

Source / Source

2002, vol. 43, no1, pp. 55-60 (33 ref.)

Langue / Language

Anglais

Editeur / Publisher

American Psychiatric Publishing, Arlington, VA, ETATS-UNIS  (1960) (Revue)

Mots-clés anglais / English Keywords

Mood disorder

;

Asia

;

Somatic disease

;

Human

;

Prediction

;

Japan

;

Social environment

;

Cognition

;

Personality

;

Thought

;

Cognitive style

;

Anxiety

;

Depression

;

Emotion emotionality

;

Self evaluation

;

Alexithymia

;

Comparative study

;

Body perception

;

Amplification

;

Attitude

;

Psychosocial factor

;

Etiology

;

Functional

;

Symptomatology

;

Disease

;

Mots-clés français / French Keywords

Trouble humeur

;

Asie

;

Maladie somatique

;

Homme

;

Prédiction

;

Japon

;

Environnement social

;

Cognition

;

Personnalité

;

Pensée

;

Style cognitif

;

Angoisse anxiété

;

Etat dépressif

;

Emotion émotivité

;

Autoévaluation

;

Alexithymie

;

Etude comparative

;

Perception corporelle

;

Amplification

;

Attitude

;

Facteur psychosocial

;

Etiologie

;

Fonctionnelle

;

Symptomatologie

;

Maladie

;

Mots-clés espagnols / Spanish Keywords

Trastorno humor

;

Asia

;

Hombre

;

Predicción

;

Japón

;

Medio ambiente social

;

Cognición

;

Personalidad

;

Pensamiento

;

Estilo cognitivo

;

Angustia ansiedad

;

Estado depresivo

;

Emoción emotividad

;

Autoevaluación

;

Alexitimia

;

Estudio comparativo

;

Percepción corporal

;

Amplificación

;

Actitud

;

Factor sicosocial

;

Etiología

;

Funciónal

;

Sintomatología

;

Enfermedad

;

Localisation / Location

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 13320, 35400010042803.0090

Nº notice refdoc (ud4) : 13566951



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