One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Relating to or having alexithymia (the condition of being unable to recognize or describe one's own emotions)‘to achieve a diagnosis of alexithymic symptoms, a person would need to receive evaluation’‘alexithymic people are likely to feel lonely and have difficulty communicating intimately’
Affected with alexithymia; of or relating to alexithymia.
An alexithymic person.
1970s: from a- + Greek lexis ‘speech’ + thymos ‘soul’ (understood by the psychotherapist Peter Sifneos, who coined the term, to mean ‘mood’) + -ic<br>1970s. From a- + ancient Greek λέξις speech + θυμός soul, understood by the coiner, P. E. Sifneos, to have the meaning ‘mood’ + -ic.
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