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J. H. Krystal, E. L. Giller and D. V. Cicchetti, “Assessment of Alexithymia in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Somatic Illness: Introduction of a Reliable Measure,” Psychosomatic Medicine, Vol. 48, 1986, pp. 84-94.

has been cited by the following article:

  • TITLE: A Pilot Study of the Impact of Stimulant Pharmacotherapy in College Students with ADHD on Alexithymia and Psychological Mindedness

    AUTHORS: Jeremy Matuszak, Grant Miller, Markus Kemmelmeier, Nathan Mason

    KEYWORDS: Adult ADHD; Alexithymia; Psychological Mindedness; College Students

    JOURNAL NAME: Open Journal of Medical Psychology, Vol.2 No.4, October 21, 2013

    ABSTRACT: Objective: Alexithymia is increasingly recognized in a number of psychiatric disorders, but a possible relationship between alexithymia and adult attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) has not been studied. It is not known if psychostimulants decrease symptoms of both ADHD and alexithymia. This relationship is examined in a small naturalistic and longitudinal study. Participants: Ten consecutive stimulant-naive college students seek assessment and treatment for ADHD during the academic year. Method: Participants completed three self-report instruments quantifying ADHD symptomatology, alexithymia, and psychological mindedness prior to initiation of stimulant pharmacotherapy and after three and six months of medication treatment without formal psychotherapy. Results: ADHD symptoms decreased significantly from baseline to three months and remained low at six months. Decreases in alexithymia and increases in psychological mindedness changed more slowly, with significant differences occurring at six months compared to baseline. Conclusions: This study suggests that stimulant pharmacotherapy in college students with ADHD decreases ADHD symptoms and alexithymia while increasing psychological mindedness. These results have implications for untreated adult ADHD patients seeking psychotherapy.