Lack of Social Support: The Hidden Danger Behind the Origin of Anxiety

Yayın Tarihi | 13 May 2024, Monday

A recent study reveals the complex connections between adult attachment styles and anxiety levels. The research thoroughly examines the role of critical factors such as tolerance for uncertainty and social support in anxiety treatments.


The study focuses on attachment styles classified as secure, avoidant, and anxious within the framework of attachment theory defined by Bowlby. While insecure attachment styles such as avoidant and anxious are associated with high tolerance for uncertainty and relationship dissatisfaction; secure attachment supports psychological well-being and low levels of anxiety.


One of the remarkable findings of the study is that individuals with an anxious attachment style exhibit higher tolerance for uncertainty and perceive lower social support, leading to increased levels of anxiety. On the other hand, individuals with an avoidant attachment style experienced a decrease in perceived support from family and significant others, resulting in increased anxiety.


The research suggests that interventions based on tolerance for uncertainty and practices that strengthen social support resources can effectively improve anxiety treatments. Additionally, it is noted that social support plays a significant role in reducing anxiety associated with avoidant attachment.


These findings emphasize the importance of considering attachment dynamics in clinical practice and lay the foundation for future research. The results of the study provide valuable insights for professionals aiming to enhance mental health interventions and take important steps towards optimizing psychological well-being strategies.


Link to the Study