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Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology

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Attachment quality in adolescents with non-suicidal self-injury 468


Snegireva T.V.
Junior Research Associate, Moscow Research Institute of Psychiatry – Branch of The Serbsky Federal Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology, Moscow, Moscow, Russia

Volikova S.V.
PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor at the Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy Chair, Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia

Foreign studies reveal a connection between attachment disorders and the occurrence of non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) in adolescents. Domestic studies, for all the relevance and importance of this topic, are few. It remains unclear which attachment disorders have the greatest impact on the emergence of non-suicidal self-injurious behavior: there are studies that have shown that the occurrence of NSSI is influenced by an attachment disorder to both parents, but there are studies that have revealed that attachment disorders to the father play a more significant role. It also discusses whether attachment to parents or peers has the greatest impact on the occurrence of NSSI and mental well-being in adolescence. The degree of influence of attachment to parents and peers is debated. Described are the targets and methods of psychological treatmentof adolescents with NSSI and their families.

Keywords: non-suicidal self-injury, adolescents, family, attachment

Column: Clinical psychology


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