Longitudinal association between infant disorganized attachment and childhood posttraumatic stress symptoms.

@article{Macdonald2008LongitudinalAB,
  title={Longitudinal association between infant disorganized attachment and childhood posttraumatic stress symptoms.},
  author={Helen Z Macdonald and Marjorie Beeghly and Wanda Grant-Knight and Marilyn Augustyn and Ryan W. Woods and Howard J Cabral and Ruth Rose-Jacobs and Glenn N Saxe and Deborah A. Frank},
  journal={Development and psychopathology},
  year={2008},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={493-508}
}
The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether children with a history of disorganized attachment in infancy were more likely than children without a history of disorganized attachment to exhibit symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) at school age following trauma exposure. The sample consisted of 78 8.5-year-old children from a larger, ongoing prospective study evaluating the effects of intrauterine cocaine exposure (IUCE) on children's growth and development from birth to… CONTINUE READING