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Comparing parental bonding and attachment styles in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety and depression

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Author(s): Ali Shaker | Nasrin Homeyli

Journal: Journal of Jahrom University of Medical Sciences
ISSN 2008-7993

Volume: 9;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 19;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Parents | Obsessive Disorder | Anxiety | Depressive Disorder

ABSTRACT
Introduction:The aim of the present study is to compare parental bonding and attachment styles in patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety, and depression. The main hypothesis of the study is that patients with generalized anxiety, obsession, and depression differ significantly in their attachment style and parental bonding.Material and Methods:This is a causal-comparative study on all patients referring to governmental and private clinics of Ardebil from September 2009 to February 2010. Our study population consisted of 38 patients with generalized anxiety, 36 patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder, and 36 patients with depression who completed the Brennan, Clark and Shaver’s attachment style questionnaire, Parker, Tupling and Brown’s parental bonding questionnaire, and Beck’s anxiety and depression questionnaire. Data were analyzed using analysis of variance and Tukey’s post hoc test.Results:Our findings indicate that the three clinical groups were significantly different in terms of attachment style and parental bonding (p
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