Disinhibited Social Engagement Dsdr

Disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) is an attachment disorder. It may make it difficult for children to form deep, meaningful connections to others. It’s one of two attachment disorders that affect children younger than 18 years — the other condition is reactive attachment disorder (RAD).


Cluster Number:
Wiki Number: W063
Diagnosis: Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
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Age Onset: Age 5
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Symptoms: Children actively approach and interact with strangers with no fear or discomfort
Progression: Usually lasts only till about age 6
Causes: may or may not have had emotional needs by care-giving adults
Therapies: “play therapy” or “expressive therapy”

Youtube Video: Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder Presentation

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