Childhood experiences of trauma and loss have different relations to maternal Unresolved and Hostile-Helpless states of mind on the AAI.

@article{LyonsRuth2003ChildhoodEO,
  title={Childhood experiences of trauma and loss have different relations to maternal Unresolved and Hostile-Helpless states of mind on the AAI.},
  author={Karlen Lyons-Ruth and Claudia Yellin and Sharon Melnick and Gwendolyn Atwood},
  journal={Attachment & human development},
  year={2003},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={330-52; discussion 409-14}
}
This study of 45 high-risk mothers and infants examined the current indirect effects model of intergenerational transmission of disorganized attachment, which posits that maternal childhood experiences of loss or trauma contribute to maternal states of mind on the AAI which in turn contribute to infant disorganization. The severity of experiences of both abuse and loss were examined in relation to both Unresolved states of mind and Hostile-Helpless states of mind on the AAI and to infant… CONTINUE READING
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