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Table 1 Distribution of the children’s alexithymia

From: Alexithymic characteristics in pediatric patients with primary headache: a comparison between migraine and tension-type headache

  Alexithymic n (%) Borderline n (%) Non-alexithymic n (%)
M patients (n =42) 5 (12 %) 10 (24%) 27 (64 %)
TTH patients (n =47) 18 (38 %) 11 (24 %) 18 (38 %)
Controls (n =32) 3 (9 %) 13 (41 %) 16 (50 %)
  1. Scores based on the Alexithymia Questionnaire for Children obtained by the M, the TTH and the control groups
  2. M migraine, TTH tension-type headache