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Mar 19, 2019

27th European Congress of Psychiatry

15 - INTIMATE PARTNER VIOLENCE: ATTACHMENT AND EARLY MALADAPTIVE SCHEMAS AMONG VICTIMS

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Mental Health

Attachment

Intimate partner violence

Early maladaptive schemas

Gender

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Mental Health

Attachment

Intimate partner violence

Early maladaptive schemas

Gender

Abstract

Background and Aims: The pattern of violence over an intimate partner has been a serious concern over the years, and many are the studies that try to understand the mental, physical and psychological consequences of this public health problem. Attachment and establishment of significant early relationships begin in childhood, but its repercussions continue in adulthood as well as early maladaptive schemas, which can have a role in establishing/maintaining relationships based on violence. The objective of this study was to characterize the sample, to describe the violence in the intimate relationship and the associations between attachment dimensions and early maladaptive schemas. Methods: A sample of 98 women (49 victims and 49 non-victims), aged between 18 and 80 years (M= 41.98, SD= 13.74)was collected. Correlation and non-parametri tests were conducted to analyze the relationship among the variables under study. Results: The two groups (victims vs. non-victims) showed differences regarding age, marital status, and education level. Most of the victims under study are no longer in the violent relationship, although the average duration of the relationships is long and the support from institutionsis recent. The overall sample presents a secure attachment prototype, although the victims also reveal a frightened attachment prototype. The victims obtained higher average values and a higher number of schemas than non-victims, being them Self-sacrifice, Unrelenting Standards/Hypercriticism, Negativity/Pessimism, Abandonment/Instability, Mistrust/Abuse, Emotional Inhibition, Emotional Deprivation, and Subjugation. Conclusions: There was a relation between attachment dimensions and early maladaptive schemas in both groups, however amongst victims this relationship reveals greater dysfunctional character.

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