Attachment and the Body in Suicidal Adolescents: a Pilot Study
Wright J~~Briggs S~~et al.
This article attempted to address the shortfall in the research on adolescent attachment using a quantitative/qualitative research design. First, the association between attachment styles & suicidality is examined by comparing two groups of adolescent participants attending a psychotherapy clinic. Second, the phenomenology of different presentations of suicidality in adolescence were explored from a psychodynamically informed attachment theory perspective. The clinical & research implications from these findings are discussed.