Year : 1998  |  Volume : 40  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 79--83

Alexithymia in Irritable Bowel Syndrome


Priti Arun 
 Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh, India

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Priti Arun
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychiatry, Govt. Medical College Hospital, Sector 32, Chandigarh
India

Thirty subjects of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and 30 normal controls were-compared. IBS patients showed significantly higher alexithymia score, depression, neuroticism and stress scores. When alexithymia was taken as independent variable it was found to correlate positively with depression and neuroticism. No correlation between stress score and alexithymia was found.


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Arun P. Alexithymia in Irritable Bowel Syndrome.Indian J Psychiatry 1998;40:79-83


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Arun P. Alexithymia in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. Indian J Psychiatry [serial online] 1998 [cited 2021 May 14 ];40:79-83
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