Personality disorders and adult attachment dimensions in a mixed psychiatric sample: A multivariate study

Fossati, A., Feeney, J. A., Donati, D., Donini, M., Novella, L., Bagnato, M., Carretta, I., Leonardi, B., Mirabelli, S. and Maffei, C. (2003) Personality disorders and adult attachment dimensions in a mixed psychiatric sample: A multivariate study. Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease, 191 1: 30-37. doi:10.1097/00005053-200301000-00006


Author Fossati, A.
Feeney, J. A.
Donati, D.
Donini, M.
Novella, L.
Bagnato, M.
Carretta, I.
Leonardi, B.
Mirabelli, S.
Maffei, C.
Title Personality disorders and adult attachment dimensions in a mixed psychiatric sample: A multivariate study
Journal name Journal of Nervous And Mental Disease   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-3018
Publication date 2003-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1097/00005053-200301000-00006
Volume 191
Issue 1
Start page 30
End page 37
Total pages 8
Editor E.B. Brody
Place of publication Philadelphia PA
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject CX
380105 Social and Community Psychology
780108 Behavioural and cognitive sciences
1701 Psychology
Abstract The associations between personality disorders and adult attachment dimensions were assessed in a sample of 487 consecutively admitted psychiatric subjects. Canonical correlation analysis showed that two sets of moderately correlated canonical variates explained the correlations between personality disorders and adult attachment patterns. The first and second attachment variates closely resembled the avoidance and anxiety attachment dimensions, respectively. The first personality disorder variate was mainly characterized by avoidant, depressive, paranoid, and schizotypal personality disorders, whereas dependent, histrionic, and borderline personality disorders loaded on the second canonical variate. However, these linear combinations of personality disorders were different from those obtained from principal component analysis. The results extend previous studies linking personality disorders and attachment patterns and suggest the importance of focusing on specific constellations of symptoms associated with dimensions of insecurity.
Keyword Clinical Neurology
Psychiatry
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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