Self Attachment Analysis

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Interruptions to self-development may correlate with social skill difficulties, which are experienced in psychosis (Tarbox et al.,2008). Specifically, Lysaker et al. (2014) argued that disorganized personal narratives in psychotic patients are developed from personal experiences, which are crucial in constructing identity. The model of ‘self’ by Trower &Chadwick (1995) pointed out that a fully constructed self-identity has to be recognized and approved by other people via social interactions and relationships. In terms of identity development, problematic identity construction found in adolescence psychosis and study by Cuervo et al. (2007) examined the identity development period which is between 10 to 30 ages by using autobiographical memories…show more content…
Briefly, attachment theory is one of the influential developmental concept that underlines the human behavior and interaction and in addition to psychopathology and psychotherapy (Mickelson et al., 1997). It has been argued that attachment theory can contribute our understanding of psychosis development and maintenance (Liotti &Gumley, 2009). Psychosocial models of psychosis took attachment theory as their reference to examine psychosis development (Read & Gumley, 2010). Evidence from Dozier (1990) and Dozier et al.(1991) underlined that psychosis patients significantly had high levels of insecure attachment when compared to non psychotic patients. In particular, associations between avoidant attachment and psychosis found (Berry et al., 2008). Relationship between specific symptoms of psychosis and attachment insecurity also found by other researchers such as Berry et al. (2006) who evidenced that attachment anxiety associated with positive symptoms of psychosis such as hallucinations or delusions whereas, avoidant attachment related to negative symptoms such as withdrawal lack of function. However, Pickering et al. (2008) study showed insecure attachment estimated the paranoia but not hallucinations whereas, Macbeth et al. (2008) found a significant association between attachment anxiety and paranoia whereas a
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