Lisa E Crandell

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The principal aim of this study was to assess personal relatedness and attachment patterns in 12-month-old infants of mothers with borderline personality disorder (BPD). We also evaluated maternal intrusive insensitivity toward the infants in semistructured play. We videotaped 10 mother-infant dyads with borderline mothers and 22 dyads where the mothers(More)
BACKGROUND There is evidence that psychopathology in mothers may be associated with dysfunctional mother-infant interactions. AIMS To investigate mother-infant relations when mothers have borderline personality disorder. METHOD Eight mothers with borderline personality disorder and twelve mothers without psychiatric disorder were videotaped interacting(More)
From a sample of middle-class mothers and their 3-year-old children, a selected group of 36 mothers were divided into 2 groups according to the quality of their responses to the Adult Attachment Interview as a Questionnaire (Crandell, Fitzgerald, & Whipple, 1997). Twenty mothers provided coherent accounts of their early parent-child relationships (secure)(More)
BACKGROUND AND METHOD The aim of this study was to examine whether a mother's sensitivity towards her one-year-old infant is related to the infant's propensity to engage in 'triadic' relations--that is, to orientate to an adult's engagement with objects and events in the world, for example in sharing experiences with an adult. In order to determine that any(More)
BACKGROUND Women with borderline personality disorder have conflictual interpersonal relations that may extend to disrupted patterns of interaction with their infants. AIMS To assess how women with borderline personality disorder engage with their 12 to 18-month-old infants in separation-reunion episodes. METHOD We videotaped mother-infant interactions(More)
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