Attachment style classification and posttraumatic stress disorder in former prisoners of war

Michael Dieperink, Jennie Leskela, Paul Thuras, Brian Engdahl

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Abstract

Adult attachment style and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology were investigated in 107 former prisoner of war veterans. Those with secure attachment styles scored significantly lower on measures of PTSD than did those with insecure styles, and attachment style was a stronger predictor of PTSD symptom intensity than was trauma severity. The suggested association between attachment style and PTSD's development and persistence are discussed in relation to research and clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)374-378
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Orthopsychiatry
Volume71
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001

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