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Attachment is about safety and protection, intersubjectivity is about sharing and social understanding: The relationships between attachment and intersubjectivity.

The relationships between intersubjectivity and attachment are beginning to be explored within the psychoanalytic and developmental literature. We contribute to this comparative effort by exploring the different evolutionary origins of attachment and i…

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The relationship between personality organization, reflective functioning, and psychiatric classification in borderline personality disorder.

Relationships between personality organization, reflective functioning (RF), and the number of Axis I and Axis II disorders were examined. Ninety-two female patients with Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (4th ed.; DSM–IV–TR) borderline personality disorder (BPD) were administered the Structured Interview of Personality Organization (STIPO), the Adult Attachment Interview for assessment of RF, and the Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders. Significant correlations were found between the level of personality organization and the number of Axis I and Axis II diagnoses. In contrast, no association was found between RF and the severity of Axis I and Axis II pathology. RF and level of personality organization were moderately associated. The results indicate tha…

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