reactive attachment disorder


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reactive attachment disorder

 
a mental disorder of infancy or early childhood characterized by notably unusual and developmentally inappropriate social relatedness, usually associated with grossly pathological care. It may be the inhibited type, with failure to initiate or respond to social interactions, or the disinhibited type, with indiscriminate sociability or attachment.

re·ac·tive at·tach·ment dis·or·der

1. a mental disorder of infancy or early childhood characterized by disturbed social relatedness; thought to be caused by grossly pathologic care.
2. a DSM diagnosis that is established when the specified criteria are met.

reactive attachment disorder

re·ac·tive at·tach·ment dis·or·der

(rē-aktiv ă-tachmĕnt dis-ōrdĕr)
Mental disorder of infancy or early childhood characterized by disturbed social relatedness; thought to be caused by grossly poor care.
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We also use the RADQ and the Reactive Attachment Disorder Questionnaire to gather information specific to attachment-related behaviors.
Both the results of the RADQ and the Reactive Attachment Disorder Questionnaire indicated that Joe met the criteria for the inhibited type of RAD.
Differential diagnosis is a critical issue when considering a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder.
American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry, Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy and Early Childhood, Washington DC: American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry, 2005; see www.
Diagnosis Axis I: Impulse Control Disorder Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder Type Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Reactive Attachment Disorder Axis II: Personality Disorder, NOS--Mixed Features of borderline, antisocial, histrionic, avoidant, and narcissistic.
Parents should be informed that many foreign adoptees exhibit behavior problems such as reactive attachment disorder, and institutional behaviors such as tongue thrusting and head bobbing.
The death of a young girl undergoing "rebirthing" therapy with unlicensed psychotherapists in Colorado has ratcheted up the years-old controversy surrounding unconventional treatments for reactive attachment disorder.
Children frequently referred to the clinic at Stanford who are misdiagnosed as autistic include those with severe anxiety symptoms, early onset personality disorders, and reactive attachment disorders.
1,5) The patterns of attachment lie at the heart of reactive attachment disorders, although the focus of the classification is on parental actions rather than a transactional model.