Fearful attachment mediates the association of childhood trauma with schizotypy and psychotic-like experiences.

Abstract

We examined whether insecure attachment styles mediate the association between childhood trauma and nonclinical psychotic phenomena in 546 young adults. Fearful attachment mediated the associations of physical/emotional trauma with schizotypy, suspiciousness, and psychotic-like experiences. Results support theoretical accounts implicating attachment disruptions in the pathway from childhood adversity to psychosis.

DOI: 10.1016/j.psychres.2014.07.030

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@article{Sheinbaum2014FearfulAM, title={Fearful attachment mediates the association of childhood trauma with schizotypy and psychotic-like experiences.}, author={Tamara Sheinbaum and Thomas R. Kwapil and N Barrantes-Vidal}, journal={Psychiatry research}, year={2014}, volume={220 1-2}, pages={691-3} }