Attachment in anorexia nervosa: a transgenerational perspective.

  title={Attachment in anorexia nervosa: a transgenerational perspective.},
  author={Anne Ward and Ros Ramsay and Sue Turnbull and Matt Steele and Howard Steele and Janet Treasure},
  journal={The British journal of medical psychology},
  volume={74 Pt 4},
Both clinical and empirical studies suggest that insecure attachment is common in eating disordered populations. Clinical studies have addressed mother-daughter interactions, but there has been little empirical research into the mother's own attachment patterns and whether there might be intergenerational transmission of these patterns. We aimed to examine the attachment status of patients with severe anorexia nervosa and their mothers, using the 'gold standard' Adult Attachment Interview (AAI… CONTINUE READING

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