Attachment and borderline personality disorder: Implications for psychotherapy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Object Attachment
  • Psychotherapy

abstract

  • The psychometric properties and response characteristics of the ECR items suggest that the scales, keying, and domains are appropriate for assessment of attachment in BPD samples. The scales generally retain their factor structure and show a similar pattern of correlations and inter-relationships. Nevertheless, consistent with a developmental psychopathology model, there are some important differences in factor structure, indicating the need to look at both typical and atypical samples when constructing models of attachment. Further research is needed to delineate the prognostic and prescriptive significance of attachment patterns for treating patients with BPD.

publication date

  • March 2005

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1159/000084813

PubMed ID

  • 15802944

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 64

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 38

number

  • 2