Should I find a therapist?


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DraScuS
Should I find a therapist?
2018-04-15
My test result for Alexithymia is 167, and my friends and family seemed to be really confused by my symptoms. Nobody knows about my test score yet. Personally, it is less of a problem, and I don't think this matters to me, at least for now. Should I find a therapist and work things out for my family and friends?
Beej
2018-04-17
08:21
If it's not a problem with you and the issue is that they do not understand (reasonable, it's not typical behavior), then feel free to explain to them for their own benefit and mutual understanding. Otherwise, what do you have to gain from a therapist?
DraScuS
2018-04-17
11:28
Appreciated your answer. One thing, should I at least be diagnosed? I get the idea that I most likely had the trait, but should I get an official result? I think it will help me explain.
Beej
2018-04-23
08:34
Sorry I've been away! If you want to pursue any of it for your own understanding, by all means. Since alexithymia isn't in the DSM 4 or 5, I would not expect a diagnosis. At a glance, it looks like you can't except as a descriptor for a primary, diagnosable condition. But I'm not a professional, of course.


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Alexithymia - emotional blindness - is a personal trait which affects roughly 10% of the population.

Alexithymia describes the difficulty of people to perceive and describe emotions of others and themselves. Most persons concerned are not aware about this deficit and usually they are just recognizing it in contact with others, especially close friends, within their family or their partner.

These pages should deliver additional information about Alexithymia and offer information for affected persons, relatives and generally interested people.