Mentalization and dissociation in the context of trauma: Implications for child psychopathology.

@article{Ensink2017MentalizationAD,
  title={Mentalization and dissociation in the context of trauma: Implications for child psychopathology.},
  author={K Ensink and Micha{\"e}l B{\'e}gin and Lina Normandin and Natacha Godbout and Peter Fonagy},
  journal={Journal of trauma & dissociation : the official journal of the International Society for the Study of Dissociation},
  year={2017},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          11-30
        }
}
Dissociation is a common reaction subsequent to childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and has been identified as a risk factor for child psychopathology. There is also evidence that mentalization contributes to resilience in the context of abuse. However, at this stage little is known regarding the relationship between mentalization and dissociation, and their respective contributions to psychopathology. The aim of this study was to examine pathways from CSA to depressive symptoms, externalizing… CONTINUE READING
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