A disorder that leads to a lack of the subjective experience of emotion. go to glossary index
A disturbance in affective and cognitive function that can be present in an assortment of diagnostic entities. Is common in psychosomatic disorders, addictive disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder. The chief manifestations are difficulty in describing or recognizing one's own emotions, a limited fantasy life, and general constriction in affective life.
inability to verbally communicate distress; a condition characterized by distance, lack of insight, somatization, poor sense of humor, and rigidity.