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Attachment theory and pain

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posted on 30.07.2018, 00:00 by Pamela Meredith
From his first conceptualisation of attachment theory, Bowlby recognised the relationship between attachment and pain, and described pain as one of the triggers of the attachment system: ' ... a child's attachment behavior is activated especially by pain, fatigue, and anything frightening .. .' (Bowlby 1998, p. 3). Even earlier, Engel · (1959), the founder of the biopsychosocial model (Engel 1977), had considered a link between chronic pain and both childhood neglect and abuse. Perhaps as a result of these precedents, the value of using an attachment theoretical framework to understand pain in clinical settings was one of the earliest applications of attachment theory to physical health (Kolb 1982).

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Editor

Hunter J; Maunder R

Parent Title

Improving Patient Treatment with Attachment Theory: A Guide for Primary Care Practitioners and Specialists

Start Page

55

End Page

73

Number of Pages

19

ISBN-13

9783319232997

Publisher

Springer International

Place of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Edition

1st

Number of Chapters

13

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