One possible effect of significant childhood trauma, according to recent research, is a condition known as ALEXITHYMIA ;it is closely linked to clinical depression and eating disorders.
Let’s look at the main symptoms of alexithymia. According to Taylor et al, 1990, they are as follows:
1) Problems identifying one’s own emotions and those of other people
2) Problems describing own emotions and those of other people
3) Problems differentiating between one’s feelings and the physical/bodily