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Comparison of Alexithymia and Impulsive Behaviors in Schizophrenia Patients and Healthy Individuals
R. Habibi Kaleybar1, R. Mohammadzadegan *2, E. Afi3
1- Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Azerbayjan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran
2- Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Azerbayjan Shahid Madani University, Tabriz, Iran , reza.moh1@gmail.com
3- Psychology Department, Educational Sciences & Psychology Faculty, Tabriz University, Tabriz, Iran
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Aims: Several studies indicate high levels of alexithymia and impulsive behavior in schizophrenia patients. The aim of this study was to compare the aspects of alexithymia and impulsive behavior in schizophrenia patients and healthy individuals.

Materials & Methods: In this causal-comparative study in 2016, 30 male schizophrenia patients, which were hospitalized at Razi Psychiatric Hospital of Tabriz City, Iran were selected randomly and 30 students of Tabriz University, Iran were selected by available sampling method and finally were divided into 2 groups. The research tools were Toronto alexithymia and Barratt impulsiveness scales. Data were analyzed by SPSS 20 software using independent T, Chi-square, multivariate analysis of variance (MANOVA), and LSD post hoc tests.

Findings: The average scores of alexithymia and its components (disruptions in describing feelings, disruptions in identifying feelings and thoughts towards the surface) and impulsive behavior and its components (cognitive impulsivity, motor impulsivity and non-planning) in schizophrenic patients were significantly more than the normal group (p<0.05).

Conclusion: Schizophrenic patients show high levels of alexithymia and impulsive behavior comparing to the normal individuals.

Keywords: Alexithymia, Impulsive Behaviors, Schizophrenia
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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Mental Health
Received: 2016/11/4 | Accepted: 2017/05/2 | Published: 2017/06/10
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Habibi Kaleybar R, Mohammadzadegan R, Afi E. Comparison of Alexithymia and Impulsive Behaviors in Schizophrenia Patients and Healthy Individuals. Horizon Med Sci . 2017; 23 (3) :199-205
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