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Post-traumatic stress disorder and attachment: possible links with borderline personality disorder

  • Felicity de Zulueta
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This article discusses the aetiology of both simple and complex post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSDs) in terms of attachment theory, and points out the similarities between the diagnosis of complex PTSD and of borderline personality disorder. Case vignettes illustrate an outline of the assessment and treatment of the psychobiological symptoms of PTSD informed by attachment research.

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Dr Felicity de Zulueta, Traumatic Stress Service, South London and Maudsley NHS Trust, 103 Denmark Hill, London SE5 8AZ, UK. Email: f.dezulueta@iop.kcl.ac.uk
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