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Table 4 Traumatic childhood experiences related to attachment figures and categories of attachment between groups

From: Attachment and coping in psychosis in relation to spiritual figures

  Patients Controls Total
  n Secure Insecure n Secure Insecure n Secure Insecure
  28 6 22 18 13 5 46 19 27
Traumatic experience* 21 3 18 8 6 2 29 9 20
Multiple traumatic experiences 12 1 11 4 2 2 16 3 13
Separation from first attachment figure 9 1 8 1 0 1 10 1 9
Repeated separation from first attachment figure 5 1 4 4 2 2 9 3 6
Sexual abuse 5 0 5 1 1 0 6 1 5
Violence from parents 11 2 9 2 1 1 13 3 10
Parental psychiatric          
Disorder traumatic for the subject 5 0 5 1 1 0 6 1 5
  1. *Patients Vs. Controls, χ2(1) = 4.39, p < .04
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