The Alexithymia and Feature in the Neurosis Patients
ZHU Xiong-zhao,YAO Shu-qiao,YI Jin-yao The Second Xiangya Hospital, Central South University,Changsha 410011,China
Objective:To investigate the alexithymia feature in the neurosis patients. Methods: 258 patients who met the neurosis's diagnosis criteria of CCMD-III were collected into the Neurosis group.The neurosis group was composed of 73 depressive disorder patients, 54 anxiety disorder patients, 65 patients with comorbidity of depression and anxiety disorder and 66 other neurosis patients.The control group was composed of 150 healthy persons. Neurosis group and control group were administered TAS-20 (the twenty-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale). Results: The neurosis group got higher total score and subscale scores of TAS-20 than the control group. There were significant difference in alexithymia among depressive disorder, anxiety disorder and comorbidity patients. The female patients in neurosis group got higher total score and subscale scores about externally oriented cognitive style than the control group. Conclusion: The patients with neurosis have significant alexithymia and female patients were more serious than male. There were significant difference in different neurosis category , especially in the subscale about externally oriented cognitive style.
【CateGory Index】： R749.7