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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- Changes in Attachment Disorder symptoms in children internationally adopted and in residential careby Maite Román on September 21, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Adoption appears to be an effective intervention that promotes recovery of RAD and DSED symptomatology after early adversity, whereas institutionalization causes negative effects.
- Increased Sphingosine-1-Phosphate Serum Concentrations in Subjects with Periodontitis: A Matter of Inflammationby Eileen Moritz on July 8, 2021
CONCLUSION: We report an intriguingly significant association of various periodontal parameters with serum levels of the inflammatory lipid mediator S1P. Our data point towards a key role of S1P during periodontitis pathology. Modulation of local S1P levels or its signaling properties may represent a potential future therapeutic strategy to prevent or to retard periodontitis progression and possibly reduce periodontitis-related tooth loss.
- Development and initial validation of the Odense Child Trauma Screening: a story stem screening tool for preschool and young schoolchildrenby Sille Schandorph Løkkegaard on July 1, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: The study provided preliminary evidence of reliability and validity of the OCTS as a screening tool for young children exposed to trauma. OCTS shows promise as a standardized, age-appropriate informant-based screening measure applicable for clinical assessment.
- Self-esteem in adolescents with reactive attachment disorder or disinhibited social engagement disorderby Astrid R Seim on June 5, 2021
CONCLUSION: Both global and domain-specific self-esteem in adolescents with RAD or DSED should be assessed; developmental support and treatment plans should be adjusted accordingly.