Emotions go unnamed for some with eating disorders

Some women with anorexia or bulimia flub identification of facial expressions due to condition called alexithymia

Facial expressions

LOST FOR WORDS  A personality trait called alexithymia makes it hard for people with and without eating disorders to describe others’ facial expressions, like the ones shown, new research suggests.

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