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Doctor insights on: Disorganized Attachment

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What is the concept of attachment and why important?

What is the concept of attachment and why important?

Basis / relationship: Attachment is the 2 way emotional connection between (initially) a young child and his caregiver. When that first bond is healthy, it allows the child to bond with others in their world and develop reciprocity, the ability to take the perspective of another, and empathy. Without it, relationships with others usually are stormy, harmful, or non-existent for a lifetime. Treatment helps somewhat. ...Read more

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What is attachment parenting?

What is attachment parenting?

Refers to children: Child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. The absent parent or child going from one foster home to another children can develop reactive attachment disorder, they can't trust adults. Children needs to know that a parent is there when they need them. ...Read more

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Is the attachment of a child and grandma carried through all their lives?

Is the attachment of a child and grandma carried through all their lives?

Yes: Child is lucky to have a loving grandma. It makes her secure as she grows up because the attachment gives her a lot of confidence that somebody cares for her aside from her mom and dad. ...Read more

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Reactive attachment disorder - what is that?

Reactive attachment disorder - what is that?

Reactive Attachment : Is a disorder in children characterized by markedly disturbed & developmentally inappropriate ways of relating socially. For example, failure to initiate or respond to social interactions (inhibited form, or rad), or indiscriminate sociability with strangers (disinhibited vform, or dad). Cause is failure to form normal attachments to primary caregivers as result of neglect, abuse or separation. ...Read more

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How to know if I have reactive attachment disorder?

How to know if I have reactive attachment disorder?

Reactive attachment: disorder starts B4 age 5. Signs. Symptoms can begin during infancy.t: Withdrawn, sad listless appearance, Failure 2smile Failure 2 reach out when picked up No interest in interactive games No interest in playing w' toys Engaging in self-soothing behavior, i.e. rocking Calm when left alone Later children may exhibit disinterested (withdrawn) or disinhibited (over attention seeking) behaviors ...Read more

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What is reactive attachment disorder & detachment issues?

What is reactive attachment disorder & detachment issues?

Disturbance in...: Early attachments, often because of abuse or neglect, that interfere with a child's ability to bond to or respond appropriately to others. Considered a serious disorder. There may be disturbances in eating and failure to gain weight. Without intervention early on, the disorder can become relatively permanent and interfere with the ability to relate to others later on. ...Read more

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What is the best way to control reactive attachment disorder?

What is the best way to control reactive attachment disorder?

Reactive Attachment: Provide emotionally available attachment figures, individual & family therapy, treat aggression & oppositional problems, educate re. Parenting skills. ...Read more

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Is there an actual diagnosis of emotional attachment problems?

Is there an  actual diagnosis of emotional attachment problems?

Yes: Attachment disorder develops when children have been unable to consistently connect to parent or caregiver. The disorder ranges from 'insecure attachment' to more severe form, reactive attachment disorder. Reactive attachment disorder is common in children who have been neglected or abused, lived in orphanage, or bounced around in foster care. ...Read more

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What is the root cause of a child with insecure attachment issues?

What is the root cause of a child with insecure attachment issues?

Early Experience: It is thought the the most common cause of attachment problems has to donwith negative early experiences and possible trauma. This may also occur due to personality difficulties or other emotional problems that are internal to the child. ...Read more

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