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raydon

Alexithymia

Prevalance of Alexithymia  

2 members have voted

  1. 1. 1) Are you diagnosed (self or otherwise) with ASD?

    • Yes
      2
    • No
      0
  2. 2. 2) If you answered YES to question 1 do you have AS or HFA?

    • Yes
      2
    • No
      0
  3. 3. If you answered No to question 1, What was your score in the Alexithymia test?

    • 0-20
      0
    • 21-40
      1
    • 41-60
      0
    • 61-80
      0
    • 81-100
      0
    • 101-120
      0
    • 121-140
      1
    • 141-160
      0
    • 161-180
      0
    • 181-200
      0
    • 201+
      0
  4. 4. If you answered YES to question 2, What was your score in the Alexithymia test?

    • 0-20
      0
    • 21-40
      0
    • 41-60
      0
    • 61-80
      0
    • 81-100
      0
    • 101-120
      0
    • 121-140
      1
    • 141-160
      1
    • 161-180
      0
    • 181-200
      0
    • 201+
      0
  5. 5. If you answered NO to question 2, What was your score in the Alexithymia test?

    • 0-20
      0
    • 21-40
      0
    • 41-60
      0
    • 61-80
      0
    • 81-100
      0
    • 101-120
      0
    • 121-140
      1
    • 141-160
      0
    • 161-180
      0
    • 181-200
      0
    • 201+
      0


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raydon   

I have been reading up on Alexithymia (inability to identify and describe emotions in the self) and it seems to me that it is a good description of part of my symptoms. I was wondering whether this is a subset of AS or if it is a comorbid condition.

 

Here is the online test for Alexithymia. http://www.alexithym.../test-alex.html

 

I'd be grateful if you could complete the poll ..Thanks

 

FWIW I scored 160

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Lyndalou   

Raydon, I scored 128 and this was with a number of my responses as 'undecided' because I really didn't know what I thought. So overall, I score quite highly apart from describing emotion :bounce:

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I could not vote it would not let me.

 

question 1 - Yes

 

Question 2- No

 

Alexithymia if question NO scored 124

 

 

 

Alexithymia: You show high alexithymic traits. If you are interested in Alexithymia we would be happy to have you as a regular visitor on our pages.

Detailed Results

 

Your result is broken down into various factors to give you some insight into your result.

 

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 19 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 19 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 12 Points <8 - 9>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 20 Points <18 - 21>

In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 19 Points <18 - 21>

In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 19 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 16 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

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raydon   

I could not vote it would not let me.

 

Thanks for answering and letting me know. I am checking with Lufty to see if I have done something wrong with setting up the poll.

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smileyK   

i couldn't vote either same as S.tlnt my results were as follows :

 

i never even heard of this condition new one on me thought i'd heard of many is this linked /co-morbid with A.S/ASD? i found lot fits me of my emotional struggles/difficulties can see how could be clumped into ASD though!

 

Detailed Results

 

 

 

 

Your result is broken down into various factors to give you some insight into your result.

 

 

 

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 28 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 19 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 15 Points <8 - 9>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 19 Points <18 - 21>

In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 22 Points <18 - 21>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 24 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 15 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

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Test Result: 126 points.

 

Your result is broken down into various factors to give you some insight into your result.

 

 

 

Category: Difficulty Identifying Feelings: 23 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Difficulty Describing Feelings: 14 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Vicarious Interpretation of Feelings: 10 Points <8 - 9>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Externally-Oriented Thinking: 19 Points <24 - 21>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Restricted Imaginative Processes: 20 Points <18 - 21>

In this category you show some alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Problematic Interpersonal Relationships: 20 Points <15 - 18>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

Category: Sexual Difficulties and Disinterest: 15 Points <10 - 12>

In this category you show high alexithymic traits.

 

 

 

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Mannify   

It didn't work. Anyway, I got 114, and then I wasn't sure if I did it fairly enough, so I thought harder and got 116, which I guess is reasonably consistent. 114-116, which is apparently high-ish. Well, it said high, but it's possible to score way higher. I'm a bit confused by it, tbh.

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gelofogo   

I couldn't complete the poll without answering all the yes/no questions, even the mutually exclusive ones. When I put the same scores in them all, I got a result. I don't trust it since I had trip answer questions falsely to do it.

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I find things like this a real wind up / anxiety provoking. Questions like #5, #20 just seem n/a.

Not everyone is socially hooked into life and so many questions can't be answered with any confidence.

I am quite pedantic when presented with stuff like this and find it impossible to confidently interpret some questions let alone answer.

This being so, the fact that the results indicate some sort of judgement about me is disturbing.

Big thumbs down from me ... but it it helps some, all well and good.

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