2001, English, Article edition: Alexithymia in male infertility Conrad, R.; Schilling, G.; Langenbuch, M.; ...

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  • Alexithymia in male infertility
Author
  • Conrad, R.
  • Schilling, G.
  • Langenbuch, M.
  • Haidl, G.
  • Liedtke, R.
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  • Oxford University Press
  • 2001-03-01 00:00:00.0
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  • The continuing confrontation with the thoughts and feelings surrounding an unfulfilled wish for a child makes coping very difficult. There is empirical evidence that, in medical illnesses associated with stress and loss of quality of life, patients react with alexithymia, which means a difficulty to communicate emotions. In this study we compared 84 infertile men with a group of 96 healthy men and 43 male psychosomatic outpatients concerning their ability to communicate feelings, measured by the Twenty-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale and the amount of psychopathologically relevant symptoms, especially somatization, measured by the Symptom Checklist 90-R and a List of Complaints (Beschwerden-Liste). The results showed a significantly higher alexithymia in infertile men compared with healthy men ( P < 0.05), but a significantly lower alexithymia compared with psychosomatic outpatients ( P < 0.05). Furthermore the study group showed significantly more somatic complaints in the List of Complaints compared with healthy men ( P < 0.05). The importance of alexithymia in male infertility is discussed on the basis of empirical results that it might play a defensive role as far as depression is concerned but on the other hand increases the possibility of somatic complaints. The need for prospective studies in further research is emphasized.
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