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Some scholars (e.g., Liotti 1996 , Bowlby 1998) have explained agoraphobia as an attachment deficit, i.e., the temporary loss of the ability to tolerate spatial separations from a secure base.




References

  • G. Liotti, (1996). Insecure attachment and agoraphobia, in: C. Murray-Parkes, J. Stevenson-Hinde, & P. Marris (Eds.). Attachment Across the Life Cycle.
  • J. Bowlby, (1998). Attachment and Loss (Vol. 2: Separation)

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