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Interpersonal problems and cognitive characteristics of interpersonal representations in Alexithymia: a study using a self-report and interview-based measure of Alexithymia

Ruth Inslegers UGent, Stijn Vanheule UGent, Reitske Meganck UGent, Virginie Debaere UGent, Eline Trenson UGent and Mattias Desmet UGent (2012) JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE. 200(7). p.607-613
abstract
In this study, associations between alexithymia, interpersonal problems, and cognitive-structural aspects of internal interpersonal representations were examined. Alexithymia was measured using the Toronto Structured Interview for Alexithymia (TSIA) and the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20). To measure interpersonal problems, the dominance and affiliation dimension scores of the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems were used, and cognitive-structural characteristics of interpersonal representations were measured using the Social Cognition and Object Relations Scale (SCORS). As hypothesized, alexithymia was related to cold and withdrawn, but not to dominant or submissive, interpersonal functioning. In terms of the SCORS, alexithymia was negatively related to complexity of interpersonal representations, both in TAT and in interview narratives, indicating a link between alexithymia and mentalization. However, alexithymia was related only to the dimension of social causality when this dimension was scored on TAT narratives. Overall, the TSIA provides the most consistent and stable results after controlling for negative affectivity.
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OBJECT RELATIONS, VALIDATION, FMRI, MIND, Alexithymia, TSIA, interpersonal problems, interpersonal representations, mentalization, SCALE, INVENTORY, EMPATHY, VALIDITY, ITEM SELECTION, SOCIAL COGNITION
journal title
JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE
J. Nerv. Ment. Dis.
volume
200
issue
7
pages
607 - 613
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Article
Web of Science id
000306115200012
JCR category
PSYCHIATRY
JCR impact factor
1.842 (2012)
JCR rank
74/135 (2012)
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3 (2012)
ISSN
0022-3018
DOI
10.1097/NMD.0b013e31825bfad9
language
English
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yes
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A1
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I have transferred the copyright for this publication to the publisher
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2960500
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http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-2960500
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2012-07-10 14:10:52
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2015-06-17 10:11:43
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  author       = {Inslegers, Ruth and Vanheule, Stijn and Meganck, Reitske and Debaere, Virginie and Trenson, Eline and Desmet, Mattias},
  issn         = {0022-3018},
  journal      = {JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE},
  keyword      = {OBJECT RELATIONS,VALIDATION,FMRI,MIND,Alexithymia,TSIA,interpersonal problems,interpersonal representations,mentalization,SCALE,INVENTORY,EMPATHY,VALIDITY,ITEM SELECTION,SOCIAL COGNITION},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {7},
  pages        = {607--613},
  title        = {Interpersonal problems and cognitive characteristics of interpersonal representations in Alexithymia: a study using a self-report and interview-based measure of Alexithymia},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/NMD.0b013e31825bfad9},
  volume       = {200},
  year         = {2012},
}

Chicago
Inslegers, Ruth, Stijn Vanheule, Reitske Meganck, Virginie Debaere, Eline Trenson, and Mattias Desmet. 2012. “Interpersonal Problems and Cognitive Characteristics of Interpersonal Representations in Alexithymia: a Study Using a Self-report and Interview-based Measure of Alexithymia.” Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease 200 (7): 607–613.
APA
Inslegers, R., Vanheule, S., Meganck, R., Debaere, V., Trenson, E., & Desmet, M. (2012). Interpersonal problems and cognitive characteristics of interpersonal representations in Alexithymia: a study using a self-report and interview-based measure of Alexithymia. JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE, 200(7), 607–613.
Vancouver
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Inslegers R, Vanheule S, Meganck R, Debaere V, Trenson E, Desmet M. Interpersonal problems and cognitive characteristics of interpersonal representations in Alexithymia: a study using a self-report and interview-based measure of Alexithymia. JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE. 2012;200(7):607–13.
MLA
Inslegers, Ruth, Stijn Vanheule, Reitske Meganck, et al. “Interpersonal Problems and Cognitive Characteristics of Interpersonal Representations in Alexithymia: a Study Using a Self-report and Interview-based Measure of Alexithymia.” JOURNAL OF NERVOUS AND MENTAL DISEASE 200.7 (2012): 607–613. Print.