CLINICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF MODERN NEUROETHOLOGICAL AND NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES OF SOCIAL ATTACHMENT
At the beginning of presented material the author discusses the definition of attachment and describes the most important assumptions of John Bowlby's theory, second the animal models, next human research and clinical analysis of several forms of attachment disorders. The article is to show a modern knowledge about brain basis of attachment and indicates possibilities of clinical applications of few elements of neuropsychological knowledge about the process of forming a special social tie. Modern neuroscientific researches over social attachment are bringing many valuable news, that are useful to generate theoretical hypothesis about relations between impact of early social experiences and functioning of several brain parameters - especially in patients with some form of attachment disorders. There are also some conclusions about dependence relations between neuropsychological characterization and some sorts of psychopathology, like borderline personality disorder, affective disorders and anxiety.
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