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what is the definition or description of: reactive attachment disorder?

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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
RAD: Markedly disturbed & developmentally inappropriate ways of relating socially to others. It arises from failure to form failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers in early childhood, due to neglect or abuse or abrupt separation or frequent change of caregivers at age 6months to 3 years. It can be inhibited form (avoid comfort) or disinhibited (excessive indiscriminate seeking of atten.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013

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