Attachment style classification and posttraumatic stress disorder in former prisoners of war.

@article{Dieperink2001AttachmentSC,
  title={Attachment style classification and posttraumatic stress disorder in former prisoners of war.},
  author={Michael E Dieperink and Jennie Leskela and Paul D. Thuras and Brian E. Engdahl},
  journal={The American journal of orthopsychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={71 3},
  pages={374-8}
}
Adult attachment style and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology were investigated in 107 former prisoner of war veterans. Those with secure attachment styles scored significantly lower on measures of PTSD than did those with insecure styles, and attachment style was a stronger predictor of PTSD symptom intensity than was trauma severity. The suggested association between attachment style and PTSD's development and persistence are discussed in relation to research and clinical… CONTINUE READING

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