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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- A Systematic Review on Assessing Assessments: Unveiling Psychometric Properties of Instruments for Reactive Attachment Disorder and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder in Minors under Protective Measuresby Florencia Talmón-Knuser on February 24, 2024
CONCLUSION: Most articles review structural validity and internal consistency. These measures are satisfactory but insufficiently evaluated. It is necessary to evaluate these tools using other indicators such as cross-cultural validity, measurement error, or responsiveness in adolescents under protective measures.
- Reactive attachment disorder, disinhibited social engagement disorder, adverse childhood experiences, and mental health in an imprisoned young offender populationby Kate Moran on January 9, 2024
BACKGROUND: A high proportion of young people in prison have a history of abuse and neglect, and/or of neurodevelopmental or psychiatric conditions. Despite this, the only two conditions specifically associated with abuse and neglect, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) and Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED), have never been included as part of a comprehensive prevalence study.
- Ventral striatum dysfunction in children and adolescents with reactive attachment disorder: functional MRI study - RETRACTIONby Shinichiro Takiguchi on January 5, 2024
- Reactive Attachment Disorderby Elizabeth E. Ellis on January 1, 2024
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual 5th Edition (DSM-5) classifies reactive attachment disorder as a trauma- and stressor-related condition of early childhood caused by social neglect or maltreatment. Affected children have difficulty forming emotional attachments to others, show a decreased ability to experience positive emotion, cannot seek or accept physical or emotional closeness, and may react violently when held, cuddled, or comforted. Behaviorally, affected children are unpredictable,...