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Table 2 Distribution of the mothers’ alexithymia

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

  Alexithymic Borderline Non-alexithymic
Mothers of M sufferers (n =39) 5 (13 %) 4 (10 %) 30 (77 %)
Mothers of TTH sufferers (n =47) 3 (6 %) 4 (9 %) 40 (85 %)
Mothers of controls (n =32) 2 (6 %) 9 (28 %) 21 (66 %)
  1. Scores based on the Toronto Alexithymia Scale (TAS-20) obtained by the mothers of young people in the two clinical groups and the control group
  2. M migraine, TTH tension-type headache