reactive attachment disorder of infancy
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reactive attachment disorder of infancyChild psychology A disturbance of social interaction due to neglect of a child's basic emotional needs–eg, related to multiple care givers, preventing bonding; risk of RAD ↑ with isolation, poor parenting, teen parents, or a mentally retarded caregiver. See Day care center.
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