Fearful attachment mediates the association of childhood trauma with schizotypy and psychotic-like experiences

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Thomas R. Kwapil, Associate Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We examined whether insecure attachment styles mediate the association between childhood trauma and nonclinical psychotic phenomena in 546 young adults. Fearful attachment mediated the associations of physical/emotional trauma with schizotypy, suspiciousness, and psychotic-like experiences. Results support theoretical accounts implicating attachment disruptions in the pathway from childhood adversity to psychosis.

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Psychiatry Research, 220(1-2), 691-693
Language: English
Date: 2014
Childhood trauma, Attachment styles, Psychotic-like experiences

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