attachment disorder


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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.
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This was despite Flora, who had learnt to trust and bond with the woman, having an attachment disorder, which made her struggle with new relationships.
MOMMY (15) Electric Cinema DIANE (Anne Dorval) is a fun-loving single parent whose son Steve (Antoine-Olivier Pilon) is an unruly troublemaker suffering from ADHD and attachment disorder.
The bestselling works of the Canadian physician Gabor Mate reflect the doubled social reality of attachment theory: on the one hand, the middleclass people buying his books take "attachment parenting" all too seriously, as a marker of status; on the other hand, the transients and addicts washing up in downtown Vancouver's Lower Eastside-and whose stories feature in those books-self-medicate for an array of very real psychic wounds, pre-eminently (according to Mate) attachment disorder.
Foster care kids may develop reactive attachment disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, and these diagnoses can be associated with aggression on the inpatient unit, Dr.
She was seen on CCTV in February hugging the teenager, who has learning difficulties and attachment disorder, while she was in the care of Derbyshire social services.
Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) isn't a common theme of adoption books but it is a “real” issue many people don't know exists, says Weidenbenner.
Issues such as drug use, attachment disorder, promiscuity, aggression, and defiance can create a barrage of overwhelming and stressful emotions in a family.
I particularly like the sections titled 'What do children with attachment disorder need?
Now we are more often dealing with the socially or emotionally distressed population dealing with bipolar or anxiety mood disorders, or post-traumatic stress, adjustment, autism spectrum, or reactive attachment disorder.
She tells of parents with an adopted son who had developed post-traumatic stress disorder and reactive attachment disorder from his early experience of neglect.
Linda Grounds said Swartout, who grew up in an enormous adoptive family where children received little individual parental attention, had an attachment disorder, abandonment issues and was extremely susceptible to the suggestions of others.