One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The inability to recognize one's own emotions and to express them, especially in words.
1970s; earliest use found in Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics. From alexithym- + -ia.
The inability to recognize or describe one's own emotions.‘alexithymia has been linked to depression and suicidal behavior’
1970s: from alexithymic + -ia.
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