Early life maltreatment but not lifetime depression predicts insecure attachment in women

@article{Zietlow2017EarlyLM,
  title={Early life maltreatment but not lifetime depression predicts insecure attachment in women},
  author={Anna-Lena Zietlow and Nora Nonnenmacher and Corinna Reck and Mitho M{\"u}ller and Sabine C. Herpertz and Corinne Neukel and Anna Fuchs and Felix Bermpohl and Daniel Fuehrer and Dorothea Kluczniok and Catherine Hindi Attar and Charlotte Jaite and Katja Dittrich and Katja B{\"o}deker},
  journal={Archives of Women's Mental Health},
  year={2017},
  volume={20},
  pages={477-486}
}
Early life maltreatment (ELM) poses a risk for the development of insecure attachment and depression over the life span, depending on the type of maltreatment (physical, sexual, emotional, neglect) and its severity. The aim of this study was to investigate the influence of ELM and lifetime depression on adult insecure attachment in a female sample (N = 188), consisting of n = 81 women with ELM and n = 107 without ELM. Women with ELM reported significantly higher scores on insecure attachment… CONTINUE READING