A short list of key articles on Alexithymia

Key texts

Earliest mentions

The term "alexithymia" was coined explicitly in the following texts:

Sifneos, P. E. (1972). Short-term Psychotherapy and Emotional Crisis. Cambrige, MA: Harvard University Press. [excerpt]

Sifneos P. E. (1973). The Prevalence of 'Alexithymic' Characteristics in Psychosomatic Patients. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 22: 255-262. [excerpt]

Both texts have been cited as the earliest occurrence of the term. (The latter paper was presented at the 9th European Conference on Psychosomatic Research, Vienna in April 1972.)

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