Ask an Autistic #27 – What is Alexithymia?

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Ask an Autistic #27 - What is Alexithymia?

What is Alexithymia? Is Alexithymia a mental illness? What are people with Alexithymia like? Do only autistic people experience Alexithymia? Does Alexithymia apply to physical sensations as well as emotions? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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Online Alexithymia Questionnaire: http://www.alexithymia.us/test-alex.html

Sources and further reading:
"Emotional Dysfunction: Alexithymia and ASD"
https://musingsofanaspie.com/2013/01/31/emotional-dysfunction-alexithymia-and-asd/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexithymia#cite_note-Taylor29-9
http://www.scopemed.org/?mno=37900
"The Emotional Blindness of Alexithymia"
http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/mind-guest-blog/the-emotional-blindness-of-alexithymia/
Autism and alexithymia
http://cassolotl.tumblr.com/post/140998422160

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