Insecure attachment orientations and posttraumatic stress in a female treatment-seeking sample of survivors of childhood sexual abuse: a cross-lagged panel study

@inproceedings{Murphy2016InsecureAO,
  title={Insecure attachment orientations and posttraumatic stress in a female treatment-seeking sample of survivors of childhood sexual abuse: a cross-lagged panel study},
  author={Siobhan Murphy and Ask Elklit and Philip Hyland and Mark Shevlin},
  year={2016}
}
Adult attachment theory is increasingly being conceptualized within a traumatic framework, however, few studies have examined temporal relationships between the insecure attachment orientations (attachment anxiety and attachment avoidance) and symptoms of posttraumatic stress (PTS). PTS refers to symptoms associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in the absence of a clinical diagnosis of PTSD. This prospective study assesses the temporal relations between the 2 attachment dimensions… CONTINUE READING

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