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SILVA, Fatima Marques  and  MOTA, Catarina Pinheiro. Attachment to parents, adverse childhood experiences and psychopathology. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2018, vol.70, n.1, pp. 175-192. ISSN 1809-5267.

The present study aims to analyze the role of quality of attachment to parents in the association between adverse childhood experiences and the psychopathological symptoms in adulthood. The sample was composed by 511 adults, aged 25 to 50 (M = 34.69; DP = 7.82). For data collection we resorted to the self-report questionnaires. Results suggest that the quality of attachment to parents and adverse childhood experiences are relevant in predicting psychopathological symptoms (depression, somatization and anxiety). The results will be discussed according to attachment theory, considering the importance of adverse childhood experiences in understanding the psychopathological processes in adulthood.

Keywords : Attachment; Adverse childhood experiences; Psychopathology.

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