A systematic review and meta-analysis of the association between alexithymia and suicide ideation and behaviour.


Division of Psychology and Mental Health, School of Health Sciences, University of Manchester, UK; Manchester Academic Health Sciences Centre, Manchester, UK. Electronic address: [Email]


Alexithymia reflects a difficulty with identifying and expressing emotions. This experience has been proposed as having an association with suicide ideation and behaviour. This review aimed to synthesise the evidence to establish the bivariate and multivariate relationships between alexithymia, and its subcomponents, with suicide ideation and behaviour.