Main definitions of alexithymia in English

: alexithymia1alexithymia2

alexithymia1

noun

mass nounPsychiatry
  • The inability to recognize or describe one's own emotions.

    ‘alexithymia has been linked to depression and suicidal behaviour’

Origin

1970s: from alexithymic + -ia.

Pronunciation

alexithymia

/əˌlɛksɪˈθʌɪmɪə/

Main definitions of alexithymia in English

: alexithymia1alexithymia2

alexithymia2

noun

mass nounPsychology
  • The inability to recognize one's own emotions and to express them, especially in words.

Origin

1970s; earliest use found in Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics. From alexithym- + -ia.

Pronunciation

alexithymia

/əˌlɛksɪˈθʌɪmɪə/