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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735566/attachment-and-personality-disorders-among-child-molesters-the-role-of-trust
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Carlo Garofalo, Stefan Bogaerts
The present study investigated multivariate associations between attachment styles and personality disorders (PDs)-and the mediating role of trust-in a sample of child molesters ( n = 84) and a matched control group from the general community ( n = 80). Among child molesters, canonical correlation analysis revealed that two variates resembling avoidant and anxious attachment dimensions were associated with PD traits. Attachment avoidance was related to schizoid, schizotypal, and avoidant PDs, with a marginal contribution of antisocial PD...
July 1, 2017: Sexual Abuse: a Journal of Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727249/dynamics-of-amino-acid-redistribution-in-the-carnivorous-venus-flytrap-dionaea-muscipula-after-digestion-of-13-c-15-n-labeled-prey
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Jörg Kruse, Peng Gao, Monika Eibelmeier, Saleh Alfarraj, Heinz Rennenberg
Amino acids represent an important component in the diet of the Venus flytrap (Dionaea muscipula), and supply plants with much needed nitrogen resources upon capture of insect prey. Little is known about the significance of prey-derived carbon backbones of amino acids for the success of Dionaea's carnivorous life-style. The present study tracked changes in plant amino acid pools and their δ(13) C- and δ(15) N-signatures, after half of all traps per plant had been fed with contrasting amounts of double-labeled insect powder (0, 5, 10 and 20 mg per trap)...
July 20, 2017: Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715704/oxytocin-receptor-gene-polymorphisms-attachment-and-ptsd-results-from-the-national-health-and-resilience-in-veterans-study
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Lauren M Sippel, Shizhong Han, Laura E Watkins, Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, Steven M Southwick, John H Krystal, Miranda Olff, Richard Sherva, Lindsay A Farrer, Henry R Kranzler, Joel Gelernter, Robert H Pietrzak
The human oxytocin system is implicated in social behavior and stress recovery. Polymorphisms in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) may interact with attachment style to predict stress-related psychopathology like posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The objective of this study was to examine independent and interactive effects of the OXTR single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) rs53576, which has been associated with stress reactivity, support-seeking, and PTSD in prior studies, and attachment style on risk for PTSD in a nationally representative sample of 2163 European-American (EA) U...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709025/adult-attachment-s-unique-contribution-in-the-prediction-of-postpartum-depressive-symptoms-beyond-personality-traits
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Cathrine Axfors, Sara Sylvén, Mia Ramklint, Alkistis Skalkidou
BACKGROUND: Personality traits such as neuroticism can help identify pregnant women at risk of postpartum depressive symptoms (PPDS). However, it is unclear whether attachment style could have an additional contribution to this risk elevation. This study aimed to examine the overlap of adult attachment insecurity and neuroticism/trait anxiety as PPDS predictors, taking into account baseline depressive symptoms. METHODS: A Swedish population-based sample of pregnant women reported on adult attachment and either neuroticism (n = 1063) or trait anxiety (n = 555)...
November 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708044/relationship-between-attachment-and-executive-dysfunction-in-the-homeless
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José M Rodríguez-Pellejero, Juan L Núñez
The executive functions of the homeless may be contributing to the success or failure of social integration processes. The goal of this study was to analyze the relationship between attachment and executive dysfunction in the homeless, specifically, to analyze the prevalence of adult attachment and executive dysfunction patterns, as well as the predictive power of different types of attachment for executive functioning. Participants were 107 homeless. Descriptive analysis revealed the prevalence of insecure attachment, and a high prevalence of clinically significant executive dysfunction...
July 14, 2017: Social Work in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704829/prevalence-of-and-risk-factors-for-secondary-traumatization-in-interpreters-for-refugees-a-cross-sectional-study
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David Kindermann, Carolin Schmid, Cassandra Derreza-Greeven, Daniel Huhn, Rupert Maria Kohl, Florian Junne, Maritta Schleyer, Judith K Daniels, Beate Ditzen, Wolfgang Herzog, Christoph Nikendei
BACKGROUND: A substantial proportion of refugees, fleeing persecution, torture, and war, are estimated to suffer from psychological traumatization. After being sheltered in reception centers, the refugees come in close contact with different occupational groups, e.g., physicians, social workers, and interpreters. Previous studies ascertained that such interpreters themselves often suffer from primary psychological traumatization. Moreover, through translating refugees' potentially traumatic depictions, the interpreters are in danger of developing a so-called secondary traumatization...
July 14, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28686162/-the-etiology-of-obsessive-compulsive-disorder-from-the-aspects-of-attachment-theory-with-special-regard-to-perceived-parental-treatment-attachment-patterns-and-emotion-regulation-difficulties
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Nóra Rejtô, Gábor Papp, Judit Molnár
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: The focus of our study was the etiology of obsessive-compulsive disorder from attachment aspects. Our aim was to examine the representations of perceived parental treatment, attachment patterns and the level of emotion regulation of people who suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder. METHOD: 223 people participated in our study. The clinical group consisted of 92 persons with obsessive-compulsive symptoms, while the control group involved 131 people without OC symptoms...
2017: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681263/the-role-of-attachment-in-body-weight-and-weight-loss-in-bariatric-patients
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Abigail Nancarrow, Amelia Hollywood, Jane Ogden, Majid Hashemi
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to explore the role of attachment styles in obesity. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The present study explored differences in insecure attachment styles between an obese sample waiting for bariatric surgery (n = 195) and an age, sex and height matched normal weight control group (n = 195). It then explored the role of attachment styles in predicting change in BMI 1 year post bariatric surgery (n = 143). RESULTS: The bariatric group reported significantly higher levels of anxious attachment and lower levels of avoidant attachment than the control non-obese group...
July 6, 2017: Obesity Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669683/effects-of-interferon-tau-on-endometrial-epithelial-cells-in-caprine-in-vitro
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Yue Zhang, Lei Zhang, Chao-Feng Yu, Xiao-Yan Du, Xiao-Rui Liu, Jun-Ze Liu, Xiao-Peng An, Jian-Gang Wang, Yu-Xuan Song, Guang Li, Bin-Yun Cao
Embryo attachment, a precondition of ruminant pregnancy, has been recognized to be related to apoptosis in endometrial epithelial cells (EECs). In ruminants, interferon tau (IFNT) is secreted by trophoblast of conceptus and works in a concentration-dependent style. To verify the function of IFNT in caprine embryo attachment, caprine EECs were dealt with IFNT at 0, 1, 10 and 100 ng/ml. In this study, IFNT arrested caprine EEC cell cycle in G2 phase and induced cell apoptosis at 1 ng/ml and 10 ng/ml of IFNT...
June 29, 2017: Gene Expression Patterns: GEP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664766/exploring-mobility-workplace-choice-in-a-flexible-office-through-post-occupancy-evaluation
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Özgür Göçer, Kenan Göçer, Ebru Karahan, Işıl Oygür İlhan
Developments in information and communication systems, organizational structure, and the nature of work have contributed to the restructuring of work environments. In these new types of work environments, employees do not have assigned workplaces. This arrangement helps organizations to minimize rent costs and increase employee interaction and knowledge exchange through mobility. This post-occupancy evaluation (POE) study focuses on a flexible office in a Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)-certified building in Istanbul...
June 30, 2017: Ergonomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660634/effects-of-phylogeny-and-locomotor-style-on-the-allometry-of-body-mass-and-pelvic-dimensions-in-birds
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Matthew V Anten-Houston, Marcello Ruta, D Charles Deeming
The pelvic girdle provides physical support and attachment for the hind limb musculature. In birds there is variability in pelvic morphology across different orders and this has been used as evidence for various types of locomotion. However, the morphological variation of pelvic bones has yet to be studied systematically in birds. Therefore, we investigated basic allometric relationships among female body mass (as a size proxy) and various pelvic measurements in a phylogenetic context. We also examined in detail the inter-relationships among various pelvic measurements...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653442/attachment-and-dissociation-as-mediators-of-the-link-between-childhood-trauma-and-psychotic-experiences
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Josie Pearce, Jane Simpson, Katherine Berry, Sandra Bucci, Andrew Moskowitz, Filippo Varese
Exposure to childhood trauma has been implicated in the development of paranoia and hearing voices, but the mechanisms responsible for these associations remain unclear. Understanding these mechanisms is essential for ensuring that targeted interventions can be developed to better support people experiencing distress associated with paranoia and voices. Recent models have proposed that dissociation may be a mechanism specifically involved in the development of voices and insecure attachment in the development of paranoia...
June 27, 2017: Clinical Psychology & Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639407/factorial-structure-and-construct-validity-of-an-italian-version-of-the-fears-of-compassion-scales-a%C3%A2-study-on-non-clinical-subjects
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Francesco Dentale, Nicola Petrocchi, Michele Vecchione, Claudia Biagioli, Accursio Gennaro, Cristiano Violani
OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed at investigating the factorial structure and the construct validity of the Italian translation of the Fears of Compassion (FC) Scales in a non-clinical sample (i.e., Fear of Compassion From Others [FCFO], Fear of Compassion Towards Others [FCTO] and Fear of Self-Compassion [FSC]). An exploratory factor analysis was conducted on all the items to investigate the dimensionality of the FC scales. To assess construct validity, correlations between the FC scales and a series of construct-related measures were analysed...
June 22, 2017: Psychology and Psychotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629205/attachment-style-is-related-to-quality-of-life-for-assistance-dog-owners
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Naomi White, Daniel Mills, Sophie Hall
Attachment styles have been shown to affect quality of life. Growing interest in the value of companion animals highlights that owning a dog can also affect quality of life, yet little research has explored the role of the attachment bond in affecting the relationship between dog ownership and quality of life. Given that the impact of dog ownership on quality of life may be greater for assistance dog owners than pet dog owners, we explored how anxious attachment and avoidance attachment styles to an assistance dog affected owner quality of life (n = 73)...
June 19, 2017: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622588/attachment-representations-and-socio-emotional-difficulties-in-alternative-care-a-comparison-between-residential-foster-and-family-based-children-in-chile
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Manuela Garcia Quiroga, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Margarita Ibañez Fanés
Attachment has been assessed in children living in alternative care (AC) settings, such as Residential Homes (RC) and Foster Care (FC). However, no study has been conducted to compare attachment styles in residential, foster and parental care conducted as usual in the same country at the same point in time. There is also a lack of studies conducted in less developed countries. Therefore, the aim of this study was to compare outcomes for children living in three different types of care in Chile. Three groups of children (N=77), living in (RC), (FC) and with biological parents (PC) were compared...
June 13, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618321/the-crucial-role-of-the-micro-caregiving-environment-factors-associated-with-attachment-styles-in-alternative-care-in-chile
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Manuela Garcia Quiroga, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis
The distribution of attachment styles has been shown to differ between groups of children living with their parents and children placed in alternative care (AC), defined as residential or foster. However, this is the first study in Latin America to explore possible factors affecting the quality of attachment in children living in both residential and foster care. Two groups of children (N=57) were compared: one group living in Residential Homes (RC) and the other in Foster Care (FC) in Chile. Children's, caregivers' and structural factors (e...
June 12, 2017: Child Abuse & Neglect
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613089/ecological-factors-influencing-emotional-behavioral-problems-and-self-concept-in-adolescents-from-low-income-families-in-south-korea
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Suyon Baek, Haewon Yoo
In this study, we examined emotional/behavioral problems and self-concept in adolescents from low-income families in Korea; additionally, we identified ecological factors associated with these traits. This descriptive study employed an ecological model to analyze data from the Korean Children and Youth Panel Survey. A nationwide stratified multistage cluster sampling methodology was used. Overall, 2534 first-year middle school students were included in the survey, and the survey was conducted from 2010 to 2016...
June 14, 2017: Issues in Mental Health Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608482/examining-the-role-of-attachment-styles-and-self-control-in-suicide-ideation-and-death-anxiety-for-patients-receiving-chemotherapy-in-iran
#18
Ahmad Valikhani, Mehdi Reza Sarafraz, Pooneh Moghimi
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 12, 2017: Psycho-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28573830/the-psychophysiological-effects-of-oxytocin-on-parent-child-interactions-a-literature-review-oxytocin-and-parent-child-interactions
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Monika Szymanska, Marie Schneider, Carmela Chateau-Smith, Sylvie Nezelof, Lauriane Vulliez-Coady
Oxytocin (OT), often called the "hormone of love" or "hormone of attachment", plays a fundamental role in the establishment and quality of parent-infant bonding. However, emerging evidence indicates that OT can also produce antisocial behavior. To clarify these effects, we review studies examining the role of endogenous and exogenous OT on several determinants of attachment: parental sensitivity, and bonding or synchrony in parent-child dyads. Contextual and individual factors moderating the effect of intranasal OT (INOT) and its peripheral levels are also reviewed...
June 2, 2017: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28571036/sexual-dynamics-of-married-women-with-interpersonal-dependency-a-qualitative-study-on-iranian-women
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Marziye Sharifi, Maryam Fatehizade, Fatemeh Bahrami, Rezvan Alsadat Jazayeri, Ozra Etemadi
BACKGROUND: Considering the lack of documented research on the sexuality of dependent persons, this qualitative study examined sexual dynamics among Iranian married women with excessive interpersonal dependency. METHODS: Interviews with 18 married women with high interpersonal dependency were coded using thematic analysis. RESULTS: Three major areas emerged from the data under which the themes clustered. These were (1) intrapersonal level which included confused sexual cognitions, intrusive thoughts during sex, preoccupation by sexual thoughts, low tolerance for reduction or interruption of sexual activity, and emotional distress during sex, (2) interactional dynamics including imposing pressure on the husband to have sex and assuming a submissive and receptive role during sex, and (3) contextual processes including social stigma and the effects of social phenomena...
June 2, 2017: Psychopathology
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