Reactive Attachment Disorder
Reactive attachment disorder is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn’t establish healthy attachments with parents or caregivers.
Wiki Number: PW181
Diagnosis: Reactive Attachment Disorder
Symptoms: Those unable to initiate or respond to social interactions; lack of self-regulation. Too few children have been studied to generalize.
Progression: Most of the Wikipedia article focused on whether the children met the definition of the disease, little on how to help them.
Causes: lack of neglect or abuse from 6 months to 3 years; failure to thrive;
Therapies: May need to remove the child from that home or orphanage; authorities disagree on appropriate therapies.
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- Adult Outcomes of Children With Reactive Attachment Disorder in a Non-Institutionalized Sampleby Hannah K Betcher on October 23, 2023
Objective: Research on reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has focused on institutionalized samples, and long-term outcomes have not been described. This study examines the natural history of RAD into adulthood in a US community sample.
- Retraction notice to "Impaired neural reward processing in children and adolescents with reactive attachment disorder: A pilot study" Asian J. Psychiatry 17 (2015) 89-93by Kei Mizuno on October 6, 2023
- Attachment disorder symptoms in foster children: development and associations with attachment securityby Josephine D Kliewer-Neumann on August 11, 2023
CONCLUSIONS: Attachment disorder symptoms decreased in the stable foster care environment. Thus, foster care seems to be an effective placement option regarding children's attachment development.
- The proactive-reactive classification of intimate partner violence offenders: A multi-method approach to classificationby Julia C Babcock on June 19, 2023
CONCLUSION: This study suggests that a coding system for intimate partner violence can be applied to community volunteers, and it is a reliable report and valid. However, there are discrepancies when the coding is based on the perpetrator or victim reports.