attachment disorder


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Related to attachment disorder: borderline personality disorder, Reactive attachment disorder

attachment disorder

n.
1. A psychiatric disorder of children characterized by lack of emotional responsiveness especially to caregivers and by frequent negative emotions such as fear and sadness, caused by emotional neglect or other conditions preventing formation of secure attachment to a caregiver early in life. Also called reactive attachment disorder.
2. Any of various other disorders characterized by difficulty forming healthy attachments.

attachment disorder

A condition in which a child has difficulty forming loving, lasting, intimate relationships and characterised by psychologic and physical distancing from adults.

attachment disorder

Child psychiatry A condition characterized by difficulty in forming loving, lasting, intimate relationships Social medicine A condition characterized by psychologic and physical distancing from adults
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The authors make many profound observations about the ways medical insurance dictates treatment of illnesses, the immense impact of mediocre daycare settings on children, reactive attachment disorder issues, psychotropic medications, multiple impacts of maternal depression, and possibly most important, the casual manner in which attachments of any kind are severed in our country.
This 7th edition has updated resources and diagnostic and treatment information, sections on strengths assessment and ethical considerations in report writing, more online resources, and additional clinical problems on reactive attachment disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, and violent behaviors.
Large numbers of foster kids show symptoms of a mental illness, most often an attachment disorder, and our solution is to medicate them instead of provide them with human attachments.
While family therapists have embraced many elements of attachment theory as a critical treatment area for working to repair attachment related problems with adoptive and foster children (Weir, 2006), there is still a significant lack of research into the treatment of either maltreated or previously institutionalized children who continue to show attachment disorder behavior following adoption (O'Connor & Zeanah, 2003).
Conditions related to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD), for example, or reactive attachment disorder (RAD) demand structured and detailed parenting techniques and behavioral interventions.
The court heard that he had an attachment disorder.
She further insists that she has attachment disorder in respect of her relationship with her mum.
ADHD was diagnosed for 38 percent of the sample, while other children had been diagnosed with anxiety (19 percent), depression (19 percent), reactive attachment disorder (16 percent), post-traumatic stress disorder (32 percent), motor coordination disorder (7 percent), and obsessive-compulsive disorder (5 percent).
Other neurobehavioral diagnoses included: anxiety (19 percent), depression (19 percent), reactive attachment disorder (16 percent), post-traumatic stress disorder (32 percent), motor coordination disorder (7 percent), obsessive-compulsive disorder (5 percent), bipolar disorder (1 percent), pervasive developmental disorder (1 percent), autism (1 percent), and Asperger syndrome (1 percent).
It is the first resource for lodging, treatment and specialized services for children in abandonment situations and presenting severe attachment disorder in the Monteregie region of Quebec.
These include programs in schools, professional conferences on outcomes and interventions, specialized treatment modalities for adopted children, such as application of reactive attachment disorder theory, and recognition of the special needs of some internationally adopted children.
The Keys Attachment Centre in Rawtenstall, Lancashire, helps children who have reactive attachment disorder (Rad), and whose experience of early emotional, physical or sexual abuse stops them getting close to others.