Evaluating the Components of Alexithymia in Patients With Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
International Clinical Neuroscience Journal,
Vol. 8 No. 4 (2021),
30 October 2021
Background: This study aimed to evaluate the differences in alexithymia components between patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and normal individuals.
Methods: In this ex-post facto study, 23 obsessive-compulsive outpatients’ selected by available sampling method and 22 personnel of the same hospitals (Taft Comprehensive Psychiatric Hospital, Imam Ali, Shahid Rahnemoon, and Baghayipoor Clinics) were selected as a control group in 2015 in Yazd, Iran. Yale-Brown Obsessive-Compulsive and Toronto Alexithymia Scale-20 were used in this study.
Results: Data were analyzed by multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA). The results showed that patients with OCD were significantly different from the control group in the total alexithymia score (F=7.232, P=0.01). However, both groups had significant differences only in the subscale of difficulty in identifying feelings.
Conclusion: It can be concluded that both groups had significant differences in the total alexithymia score and one of its subscales.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Alexithymia, Emotion Regulation.
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