Relationship of Suicidal Ideation and Behavior to Attachment Style in Patients with Major Depression

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Ozer Ü., Yildirim E. A., Erkoc S. N.

NOROPSIKIYATRI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY, vol.52, no.3, pp.283-288, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 52 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/npa.2015.7459
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.283-288
  • Keywords: Attachment, depression, suicide attempt, ADULT ATTACHMENT, PREDICTORS, SAMPLE
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Introduction: The attachment theory aims to understand close relationships in adulthood based on the relationship of a child with the caregiver. Attachment styles are classified as secure, preoccupied, fearful and dismissing, which are the subtypes of insecure attachment style. Insecure attachment is suggested to be related to depression and suicide. In this study, the relationship of suicidal ideation and behavior to attachment style is investigated in patients diagnosed with major depression.