Alexithymia and Violence: Understanding Rage Murder

This a presentation at the Society for Personality Assessment in Washington DC in March 2018 on the clinical and forensic assessment of alexithymia.

The attached paper examines alexithymia and rage-type murder, typically extreme violence that occurs in intimate relationships.

The paper discusses rage type murder as a type of affective or impulsive violence as opposed to predatory or instrumental violence even though these distinctions may not be so clear in the individual case.

Much of the theorizing about alexithymia and rage type murder has found strong support in diagnostic imaging neuroscience, especially fMRI


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