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Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder Causes

Physical Abuse Neglect or lack of attention Problems in care and social relationships Disturbances in affect regulation

Reactive Attachment Disorder Definition

This disorder usually affects children which is a severe, uncommon disorder of attachment. This is distinguished by markedly disturbed and developmentally unsuitable ways of associating socially in perspective. This can condition can either be in the form of constant failure to begin or respond to social interactions.

Reactive Attachment Disorder Diagnosis

Diagnosis should be performed by trained mental health experts specifically in differential diagnosis.

Reactive Attachment Disorder Symptoms and Signs

Disturbance in social interaction Extreme reluctance to receive affection and comfort from relatives or familiar adults Excessive attempts to receive affection and comfort even from strangers Excessive distress on separation Hasty behavior Vicious/rebellious attitude and behavior Strange/unusual speech patterns Incapacity/inability to learn from mistakes Hates being touched or held Excessively conscious of surroundings Lack of awareness in surroundings Reserved Worry/uneasiness Reluctant to listen Odd responses to others Pays no attention to interactions from others Extreme familiarity with strangers Looks for seclusion/isolation Lack of compassion/sympathy for others Keeps away from caregiver

Reactive Attachment Disorder Treatment

Support service (psychosocial) which includes domestic or financial aid, social work and housing support. Psychotherapeutic involvement Education Monitor child's safety Creating positive interactions with caregivers

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