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The parental bonding instrument
The view that those with obsessive compulsive disorder or obsessional personality have been exposed to overcontrolling and overcritical parenting is examined. Two measures of obsessionality (the
Development of a scale to measure interpersonal sensitivity.
  • P. Boyce, G. Parker
  • Psychology
    The Australian and New Zealand journal of…
  • 1 September 1989
The IPSM appears related to measures of neuroticism and to low self-esteem but not to a modified concept of neurotism, emotional arousability, when the constructs contributing to interpersonal sensitivity and their relevance to depression are considered.
Parental Characteristics in Relation to Depressive Disorders
  • G. Parker
  • Psychology, Medicine
    British Journal of Psychiatry
  • 1 February 1979
Summary Using a reliable and valid measure of reported parental care and overprotection (the Parental Bonding Instrument) patients with two types of depressive disorder were compared with a control
The Parental Bonding Instrument: psychometric properties reviewed.
  • G. Parker
  • Psychology
    Psychiatric developments
  • 1989
This paper reviews initial and more recently published studies assessing the psychometric properties of the PBI, and which suggest satisfactory reliability and validity.
Parental 'affectionless control' as an antecedent to adult depression. A risk factor delineated.
  • G. Parker
  • Psychology
    Archives of general psychiatry
  • 1 September 1983
The view that depressives perceive themselves as having been exposed to an insufficiency of parental care and to parental overprotection was confirmed in a case-control study of 125 neurotic
Depression in the planet's largest ethnic group: the Chinese.
The existing evidence supports the hypothesis that the Chinese tend to deny depression or express it somatically, and Western influences on Chinese society and on the detection and identification of depression are likely to have modified the expression of depressive illness quite sharply since the early 1980s.
Implications of childhood trauma for depressed women: an analysis of pathways from childhood sexual abuse to deliberate self-harm and revictimization.
Depressed women with a childhood sexual abuse history constitute a subgroup of patients who may require tailored interventions to combat both depression recurrence and harmful and self-defeating coping strategies, and are an important risk factor to identify in women with depression.
Omega-3 fatty acids and mood disorders.
The authors argue for studies clarifying the efficacy of omega-3 supplementation for unipolar and bipolar depressive disorders, both as individual and augmentation treatment strategies, and for studies pursuing which omega- 3 fatty acid, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) or docosahexaenoic acids (DHA), is likely to provide the greatest benefit.