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The Treatment of Psychological Trauma from the Perspective of Attachment Research

  • Felicity de Zulueta

Abstract

Most clinicians and professionals working in the field of trauma psychology are now familiar with the diagnosis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) as a constellation of symptoms. This chapter focuses on these symptoms and attempts to make the reader aware of the similarities between them and the psychobiological manifestations of a disrupted attachment system (Zulueta 1999, 2002, 2006). It is with such a conceptual formulation in mind that professionals can approach the treatment of PTSD in its more complex manifestations (Herman 1992). You may have noted these have not been addressed in the recent NICE guidelines for PTSD (NICE guidelines 2005).

Keywords

Borderline Personality Disorder Cognitive Distortion Psychological Trauma Attachment Behaviour Disorganize Attachment 
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