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Doctor insights on: Treatments For Reactive Attachment Disorder

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How long does reactive attachment disorder typically last, can you get rid of it with treatment?

How long does reactive attachment disorder typically last, can you get rid of it with treatment?

It can last forever.: Reactive attachment process is a neurological disruption in social and self regulation created by poor infant nurturing. Individual and family therapy can help. Medications can help. However, it is not an easy thing to repair and often takes years to improve. Having healthy relationships during the rest of child and adult development will help a lot but is often not enough. ...Read more

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Reactive Attachment Disorder (Definition)

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 ...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 Symptoms can begin during infancy.t: Withdrawn, sad listless appearance, Failure 2smile Failure 2 reach out when picked up No interest in interactive games No interest in playing w' toys Engaging in self-soothing behavior, i.e. rocking Calm when left alone Later children may exhibit disinterested (withdrawn) or disinhibited (over attention seeking) behaviors ...Read more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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Is it possible to develop reactive attachment disorder as a preteen?

Is it possible to develop reactive attachment disorder as a preteen?

Reactive attachment : Sure, most commonly the onset is toddler age to puberty. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop reactive attachment disorder as a teen/preteen when they were normal before?

Is it possible to develop reactive attachment disorder as a teen/preteen when they were normal before?

No: No, reactive attachment disorder (rad) manifests earlier. However, a teen certainly could have multiple signs and symptoms of rad. Conduct disorder, substance abuse, or a mood disorder all share symptoms in common with rad and are disorders that often have their onset in the teen years. Another consideration is that, in normal development, adolescents shift attachments from parents to peers. ...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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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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What are some success stories regarding reactive attachment disorder?

Adverse early life : experiences cause neurobiological & neuroendocrine changes in infants', toddlers' & children's brains till ~ age 5. RAD requires evaluations by a developmental/behavioral pediatrician, child psychiatrist & child (neuro)psychologist for comorbid neurodevelopmental & psychiatric disorders. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2809447/ has examples of improvement with multimodal treatments. ...Read more

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

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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. ...Read more

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What is the difference between reactive attachment disorder and asperger's?

What is the difference between reactive attachment disorder and asperger's?

Totally different: Reactive attachment disorder is an impairment in the ability of young children to create and maintain a strong bond with caregivers; it arises from a mismatch in child needs and parenting style. Although children with asperger's disorder also have trouble connecting with others, the problem is genetic, with a decreased drive to socially connect plus odd, intense interests. ...Read more

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I need a simple list of the symptoms of reactive attachment disorder.

I need a simple list of the symptoms of reactive attachment disorder.

RAD: RAD is not accepted diagnosis by all drs. However there appear to be a group of children that were chronically and severely tramatized in early childhood and failed to bond with close family members. They often have severe behavior problems, opposition to authority, wander the house at night, can be aggressive, fail to show empathy for others, but can also be very charming, and are delinquent. ...Read more

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Is reactive attachment disorder just a phase that will go away eventually?

Is reactive attachment disorder just a phase that will go away eventually?

No: Reactive attachment disorder (rad) is one of the more severe childhood mental health diagnoses which almost always requires intensive professional intervention. One of the reasons for this is that children with rad fundamentally have difficulty establishing close relationships with caregivers, which is an essential requirement for both affect and behavioral regulation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rad.(reactive attachment disorder) and i don't know what to do. I don't want to tell my parentsany advice?

What to do if I have rad.(reactive attachment disorder) and i don't know what to do. I don't want to tell my parentsany advice?

Psychotherapy: Are you actually 49 or younger, using an adult's profile? If you are a child you may need your parent's help, if not contact a psychologist who specializes in RAD ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between reactive attachment disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Is there a relationship between reactive attachment disorder and antisocial personality disorder?

Reactive attachment : Hello, reactive attachment may bode problems in the long run of the relationship. Antisocial personality disorder may involve legal issues, such as fighting, taking illegal drugs, frequent dui's and other related situations. Which the client may be in need of therapy and medication from psychiatrist , therapist or family doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have reactive attachment disorder? I have symptoms of persistent depressed mood.

How can I tell if I have reactive attachment disorder? I have symptoms of persistent depressed mood.

Assessment : If you have persistent depressed mood you should get a full workup including physical and mental. Reactive attachment disorder is very rare but very serious, the good news is that there is treatment for it. I'm sorry you've been feeling so depressed for so long, but there is help for you. This is a great place to start, but you need and deserve individualized attention. Best wishes to you. ...Read more

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Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Many symptoms, none being treated, thought to be autoimmune disease. Possible treatments. Please see attached profile.

Need a consultation: Unfortunately this Q & A format doesn't allow for uploading profiles or dealing with multiple symptoms or illnesses. You may want to ask for a second opinion consultation with a Rheumatologist at Health Tap. Sorry I could not be more helpful. ...Read more

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Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

Can umeclidium be used for the treatment of reactive airway disease? Vs a steroid? I am still coughing a bit with the steroid. Would other be better?

May be: But better get re-evaluted, the cough can be due to upper airway involvement as well, faulty intake of inhaler, not using short acting bronchodilators well, or using LABA when you shouldn't, wish you wellness ...Read more