Mai 2002

  • Published 2002

Abstract

Résumé : Attachment theory offers a robust way to investigate transgenerational child maltreatment; first because there is a coherent theoretical hypothesis of how this might be mediated by the development of insecure working models of relationships, and second, because there is existing evidence from prospective studies that transgenerational attachment patterns can be predicted. Specifically, attachment theory may be particularly useful in cases of Fictitious Illness by Proxy, where the maltreating behavior is characterized by disordered illness behavior and care-eliciting. The authors present a case history, using the Adult Attachment Interview, which examines attachment and child maltreatment in 3 generations. A single case history allows for hypothesis generation about the genesis of Fictitious Illness by Proxy behavior.

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@inproceedings{2002Mai2, title={Mai 2002}, author={}, year={2002} }