Medical Definition of alexithymia
: inability to identify and express or describe one's feelings ◆People with alexithymia typically display a lack of imaginative thought, have difficulty distinguishing between emotions and bodily sensations, and engage in logical externally oriented thought. <Individuals with high levels of alexithymia are usually aware of their emotional arousal; however, they have difficulty differentiating emotions and verbalizing them.—John S. Ogrodniczuk et al., The American Journal of Psychotherapy, 2004>
alexithymic\ə-ˌleks-i-ˈthī-mik\ play adjective <an alexithymic patient>
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