Eckerle noted the most common diagnoses seen at her center are reactive attachment disorder
, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, pervasive development delay, autism, learning disabilities, emotional or behavioral problems, and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
"Think of Trump as a toddler w/ reactive attachment disorder
, and therefore in a permanent virulent tantrum.
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.
That first experience of coaching another morn developed over time into running a small parent group, and eventually, an education and support group that McDonough calls a "therapeutic parenting group" for mothers of children with reactive attachment disorder
. At each meeting of the group, McDonough or invited speakers address an issue, resource, or skill pertinent to parenting children with attachment disorder.
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
Reactive attachment disorder
(RAD) is a severe disorder of social functioning.
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.
Case example: Adult Reactive Attachment Disorder
and toxic nourishment
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.
Nittler believes reactive attachment disorder
and bipolar disorder are the more stressful challenges for parents.