[Autom. eng. transl.] Traumatic experiences in childhood and adolescence can affect, in the later stages of life, the adaptation of the individual, generating situations of psychological malaise. The present study aims to investigate, in an exploratory way, the relationship between childhood and adolescent traumatic experiences and attachment bond in a group of 19 patients diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder. Through the administration of the Adult Attachment Interview (George, Kaplan, & Main, 1985) the traumatic events experienced in childhood and adolescence were detected and the style of attachment was assessed. The results indicate that a high percentage of bipolar subjects experienced traumatic experiences throughout life. Moreover, in almost all cases the subjects have an insecure attachment model and attachment insecurity is associated with having experienced traumatic events.
- disturbo bipolare
- esperienze traumatiche