Trauma complexity and child abuse: A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD

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Trauma complexity and child abuse : A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD. / Riber, Karin.

In: Transcultural Psychiatry, Vol. 54, No. 5-6, 13.11.2017, p. 840-869.

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Riber, K 2017, 'Trauma complexity and child abuse: A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD', Transcultural Psychiatry, vol. 54, no. 5-6, pp. 840-869. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461517737198

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Riber, K. (2017). Trauma complexity and child abuse: A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD. Transcultural Psychiatry, 54(5-6), 840-869. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461517737198

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Riber K. Trauma complexity and child abuse: A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD. Transcultural Psychiatry. 2017 Nov 13;54(5-6):840-869. https://doi.org/10.1177/1363461517737198

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Riber, Karin. / Trauma complexity and child abuse : A qualitative study of attachment narratives in adult refugees with PTSD. In: Transcultural Psychiatry. 2017 ; Vol. 54, No. 5-6. pp. 840-869.

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