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Attachment and coping in psychosis in relation to spiritual figures

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Published in BMC Psychiatry. 2015, vol. 15, p. 237
Abstract Studies have found higher levels of insecure attachment in individuals with schizophrenia. Attachment theory provides a framework necessary for conceptualizing the development of interpersonal functioning. Some aspects of the attachment of the believer to his/her spiritual figure are similar to those between the child and his/her parents. The correspondence hypothesis suggests that early child-parent interactions correspond to a person's relation to a spiritual figure. The compensation hypothesis suggests that an insecure attachment history would lead to a strong religiousness/spirituality as a compensation for the lack of felt security. The aim of this study is to explore attachment models in psychosis vs. healthy controls, the relationships between attachment and psychopathology and the attachment processes related to spiritual figures.
Keywords AdaptationPsychologicalAdolescentAdultAgedAnxietySeparation/psychologyAttitude to HealthCaregivers/psychologyCase-Control StudiesFemaleHumansInterpersonal RelationsMaleMiddle AgedObject AttachmentParent-Child RelationsPsychotic Disorders/psychologySchizophrenic PsychologySpiritualityStressPsychological/psychologyYoung Adult
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HUGUELET, Philippe et al. Attachment and coping in psychosis in relation to spiritual figures. In: BMC Psychiatry, 2015, vol. 15, p. 237. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:89962

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