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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Geher, "Behavioral and personality characteristics of children with reactive attachment disorder," The Journal of Psychology, vol.
Gleason et al., "A randomized controlled trial comparing foster care and institutional care for children with signs of reactive attachment disorder," American Journal of Psychiatry, vol.
The results of this study demonstrate that reactive attachment disorders are present in the general population.
Reactive attachment disorder: a theoretical mode beyond attachment.
We also use the RADQ and the Reactive Attachment Disorder Questionnaire to gather information specific to attachment-related behaviors.
Reactive attachment disorder: Usefulness of a new clinical category.
Differential diagnosis is a critical issue when considering a diagnosis of Reactive Attachment Disorder. It is important to differentiate RAD from Autistic Disorder, Mental Retardation, and other pervasive developmental disorders (APA, 2000), as many RAD symptoms are characteristic of several other disorders in the DSM-IV-TR (e.g., depression, oppositional defiant disorder, and conduct disorder).
Vast overdiagnosis of reactive attachment disorder has allowed these questionable "therapies" to proliferate, according to Dr.
Many children who don't meet the straightforward DSM-III criteria for the disorder but do exhibit a laundry list of problem behaviors are erroneously labeled as having reactive attachment disorder (RAD).
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.
* Reactive Attachment Disorders. This diagnosis now lists two forms: inhibited and disinhibited.
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. Children in the latter category, often adopted from overseas, have many features that could lead a clinician to mistakenly diagnose autism, including severe social deficits and sterotypical behaviors.