alexithymia
Difficulty in recognizing and describing one's emotions, defining them in terms of somatic sensations or behavioral reactions. [G. a- priv. + lexis, word, + -thymia, feelings, passion]

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alex·i·thy·mia ə-.leks-i-'thī-mē-ə n inability to express one's feelings

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n.
a lack of psychological understanding of one's own emotions and moods. It is considered by some psychiatrists to be a way in which people develop psychosomatic symptoms.

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alex·i·thy·mia (ə-lek″sĭ-thiґme-ə) [a-1 + Gr. lexis word + -thymia] inability to recognize or describe one's emotions.

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