Fearful attachment mediates the association of childhood trauma with schizotypy and psychotic-like experiences

Tamara Sheinbaum, Thomas R. Kwapil, Neus Barrantes-Vidal*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

25 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

© 2014 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. We examined whether insecure attachment styles mediate the association between childhood trauma and nonclinical psychotic phenomena in 546 young adults. Fearful attachment mediated the associations of physical/emotional trauma with schizotypy, suspiciousness, and psychotic-like experiences. Results support theoretical accounts implicating attachment disruptions in the pathway from childhood adversity to psychosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)691-693
JournalPsychiatry Research
Volume220
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014

Keywords

  • Attachment styles
  • Childhood trauma
  • Psychotic-like experiences

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Fearful attachment mediates the association of childhood trauma with schizotypy and psychotic-like experiences'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this