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    Reactive Attachment Disorder What are the consequences when children are not given the love, a sense of safety, and care they need? While some of the behaviors of Reactive Attachment Disorder has been noted as far back as the mid-20th century (Fox and Zeanah 32), and was not even introduced as a disorder until 1980 in the 3rd edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (Gleason and Zeanah 207). Children have been exhibiting the symptoms of Reactive Attachment Disorder long

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder is a common infancy/early childhood disorder. Reactive attachment disorder is located under the trauma- and stressors-related disorder section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manuel of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), Fifth Edition. It is normally diagnosed when an infant or child experience expresses a minimal attachment to a figure for nurturance, comfort, support, and protection. Although children diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder have the ability to select their

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    The course of reactive attachment disorder is not well studied, but through reviewing literature, it is evident that a larger amount of individuals diagnosed with reactive attachment disorder are children who have experienced serious forms of neglect or abuse, or have been brought up in institutional settings, and consequently exhibit signs of reactive attachment disorder (Boris & Zeanah, 2005). The prevalence of reactive attachment disorder that has been studied in the general population was found

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder Abigail Pelletier Psychology Dr. Michaud Abstract Having any kind of disorder can be straining on a child and all whom are involved in their environment. Having one that is forced upon, not hereditary, and caused by the people who are supposed to love and care for the children the most, is truly strenuous. Reactive Attachment Disorder can affect a child in every form, but most of all, it damages their soul. It effortlessly harms a child’s beautiful core, and easily

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    The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM–5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013) defined Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) as, “a consistent patterns of emotionally withdrawn behavior towards adult caregivers” (p. 265). There is a variety of criteria for RAD, the first is that the child does not seek comfort when distress and they often do not respond to comfort when distressed. Second, the child lacks social and emotional responsiveness with unexplained episodes

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    your informative post. In your post, you gave a great example of how neurological disorders can be more physically affective, while others might affect one's behavior. As we have learned, many of the neurological disorders can occur within the first few years of a child's life. Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is another disorder that impacts a child's behavior. According to Broderick & Blewitt (2015), "The disorder is characterized by highly disturbed and inappropriate social relatedness in early

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) was first introduced just over 20 years ago, with the publication of DSM-III (American Psychiatric Association, 1980). In the DSM-IV. The disorder is defined by aberrant social behavior that appears in early childhood and is evident cross contextually(1994). The disorder describes aberrant social behaviors in young children that are believed to derive from being reared in caregiving environments lacking species-typical nurturance and stimulation, such as in instances

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder in Children Introduction to the Diagnosis According to Bowlby, the founder of attachment theory, a dependable, safe, and caring relationship with a primary caregiver is vital to an infant’s psychological health (Bowlby, 1951). In particular, children lacking a secure attachment with their primary caregivers are at risk of developing emotional and behavioral issues (Blakely & Dziadosz, 2015). Unfortunately, the human bonds normally formed in infancy are fractured in neglected

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    Reactive Attachment Disorder is a psychological disorder which effects children and adults in the United States. Reactive Attachment Disorder or “RAD”, “is a rare but serious condition in which an infant or young child doesn't establish healthy attachments with parents or caregivers” (Mayo Clinic Staff, 2014). Adolescents suffer from reactive attachment disorder in the United States due to a lack of appropriate parent care which can be cured through seeking the assistance of professionals. RAD occurs

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    Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) Treatment There are many treatments for RAD: inner child work, cognitive restructuring, insight oriented therapy, holding therapy, re-parenting, cognitive behavioral therapy, and theraplay to name a few. Nevertheless, some of them have proven to be more effective than others, while some are highly controversial such as holding therapy which consist of obligating the disordered child to hugged or force them to receive tokens of affection against their will. Re-parenting

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