The association between adult attachment style and delusional-like experiences in a community sample of women

Varghese, Daniel, Scott, James G., Bor, William, Williams, Gail M., Najman, Jake M. and McGrath, John J. (2013) The association between adult attachment style and delusional-like experiences in a community sample of women. Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease, 201 6: 525-529. doi:10.1097/NMD.0b013e318294a257

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Author Varghese, Daniel
Scott, James G.
Bor, William
Williams, Gail M.
Najman, Jake M.
McGrath, John J.
Title The association between adult attachment style and delusional-like experiences in a community sample of women
Journal name Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3018
1539-736X
Publication date 2013-06-01
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318294a257
Volume 201
Issue 6
Start page 525
End page 529
Total pages 5
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Community-based surveys have found that many otherwise well individuals endorse delusional-like experiences (DLEs). There is extensive literature that describes the demographic and psychosocial correlates of DLE; however, we know little about the association between DLE and attachment style. The association between DLEs (assessed by the Peters Delusional Inventory [PDI]) and interpersonal relationship style (as assessed by the Adult Attachment Questionnaire and the Dyadic Adjustment Scale) was examined in 3360 women. When adjusted for the presence of depressive and anxiety symptoms, high scores on the PDI (lowest versus highest quartiles) were associated with a) difficulties in adult attachment style particularly in the discomfort with closeness and preoccupation with relationships subscales and b) conflictual dyadic adjustment (adjusted odds ratios and 95% confidence intervals, 2.43 and 1.94-3.04, 2.50 and 1.99-3.14, and 2.90 and 1.38-6.06, respectively). The association between adult attachment style and DLE provides new clues into the causal pathway underpinning these common experiences.
Keyword Adult attachment style
Delusional-like experiences
Epidemiology
Peters Delusional Inventory
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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