Autism Journal Club

Alexithymia anxiety and recent work related to the overlapping area of Interoception in ASD

Following on from the presentations on Alexithymia and anxiety at recent journal clubs, Dr Ken Aitken will give a presentation on recent work related to the overlapping area of Interoception in ASD. We will discuss several recent papers but focus on the following: Mulcahy, J.S., Davies, M., Quadt, L., Critchley, H.D. and Garfinkel, S.N., (2019). Interoceptive awareness mitigates deficits in emotional prosody recognition in Autism. Biological Psychology,1 46 Palser, E.R., Fotopoulou, A., Pellicano, E. and Kilner, J.M., 2018. The link between interoceptive processing and anxiety in children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder: Extending adult findings into a developmental sample. Biological Psychology, 136, 13-21. and Trevisan, D.A., Altschuler, M.R., Bagdasarov, A., Carlos, C., Duan, S., Hamo, E., Kala, S., McNair, M.L., Parker, T., Stahl, D. and Winkelman, T., (2019). A meta-analysis on the relationship between interoceptive awareness and alexithymia: Distinguishing interoceptive accuracy and sensibility. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.