Karl Heinz Brisch

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In the first part of this article we give a review of the basic concepts of attachment theory and summarize Bowlby's crucial thoughts about attachment. In the second part we introduce the traditional attachment methods with concrete cases. In this context we describe the transgenerational aspect of attachment and highlighten the bridge between infant(More)
Ultrasound is a widespread non-invasive method of prenatal diagnosis. The detection of fetal abnormalities can provoke anxiety, which needs coping. Anxiety and the coping process of pregnant women with different risk conditions for fetal abnormality were studied in a longitudinal design and compared with a non-risk control group of women with healthy(More)
Learning and social and emotional experiences have an impact on gene activity, and modify the growth and function of nerve cells. As a result, and depending on the interactive experiences within relationships, motoric, cognitive and emotional skills, as well as behavior of the infant are influenced. If the child fails to experience a dependable(More)
OBJECTIVE Ultrasound is a widespread noninvasive method of prenatal diagnosis. The detection of fetal abnormalities can provoke anxiety, which needs coping. The coping process of pregnant women with different risk conditions for fetal abnormality were studied in a longitudinal design and compared with a nonrisk control group of women with healthy(More)
After an introduction about the basic concepts of attachment theory the diagnostic classification systems ICD, DSM and ZERO TO THREE are reviewed for descriptions and diagnosis of attachment disorders. It is demonstrated how over the last few years attachment theory has been partly adopted in those diagnostic systems. In addition different types of(More)
Apart from the structural differentiation of the body and its functions, the enlargement of the child's repertoire of possibilities to make experiences and to act is a manifestation of the development of the child's psychic structure which, advancing in years, may be considered as a treasure of all the experiences one has made with oneself, with the world(More)
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