Alexithymia as a Screening Index for Male Conscripts with Adjustment Disorder

Alexithymia as a Screening Index for Male Conscripts with Adjustment Disorder This study investigated both whether alexithymia is a predictor for mental health and adjustment disorder, and its pathway relationships. Total of 158 young male conscripts diagnosed with adjustment disorder and another 155 young normal male controls were enrolled. Structural equation modeling showed, parental bonding influence personality, then affects alexithymic traits, and then affects mental health, finally further develop adjustment disorder. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) found the optimal cutoff point for screening of adjustment disorder using DIF of the TAS-20 was 21/22, resulting in a sensitivity of 0.84, specificity of 0.87, PPV of 0.87, and NPV of 0.84. The DIF of alexithymia can be used as a screening index for adjustment disorder. With the high degree of association between alexithymia and other psychiatric disorders, especially in those relatively lacking in the ability to empathize, future studies should investigate whether DIF can be generalizable to the screening of other empathy-related and psychiatric disorders. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychiatric Quarterly Springer Journals

Alexithymia as a Screening Index for Male Conscripts with Adjustment Disorder

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Publisher
Springer US
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 by Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Psychiatry; Public Health; Sociology, general
ISSN
0033-2720
eISSN
1573-6709
D.O.I.
10.1007/s11126-010-9156-9
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Abstract

This study investigated both whether alexithymia is a predictor for mental health and adjustment disorder, and its pathway relationships. Total of 158 young male conscripts diagnosed with adjustment disorder and another 155 young normal male controls were enrolled. Structural equation modeling showed, parental bonding influence personality, then affects alexithymic traits, and then affects mental health, finally further develop adjustment disorder. Receiver operating characteristic (ROC) found the optimal cutoff point for screening of adjustment disorder using DIF of the TAS-20 was 21/22, resulting in a sensitivity of 0.84, specificity of 0.87, PPV of 0.87, and NPV of 0.84. The DIF of alexithymia can be used as a screening index for adjustment disorder. With the high degree of association between alexithymia and other psychiatric disorders, especially in those relatively lacking in the ability to empathize, future studies should investigate whether DIF can be generalizable to the screening of other empathy-related and psychiatric disorders.

Journal

Psychiatric QuarterlySpringer Journals

Published: Oct 29, 2010

References

  • Impaired self-awareness and theory of mind: an fMRI study of mentalizing in alexithymia
    Moriguchi, Y; Ohnishi, T; Lane, R
  • Dissociative experiences and their correlates in young non-patients
    Modestin, J; Lotscher, K; Erni, T
  • The adjustment disorders: the conundrums of the diagnoses
    Strain, JJ; Diefenbacher, A

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