11 doctors weighed in:
Are autism and attachment issues related?
11 doctors weighed in

Dr. David Roth
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
7 doctors agree
In brief: No,
Autism is a neurological condition present before birth and manifesting at some point in infancy.
Attachment issues can occur in any child exposed to prolonged, insufficient and/or inconsistent parenting.

In brief: No,
Autism is a neurological condition present before birth and manifesting at some point in infancy.
Attachment issues can occur in any child exposed to prolonged, insufficient and/or inconsistent parenting.
Dr. David Roth
Dr. David Roth
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Interestingly, even though children with autism are typically quite isolated, researchers have shown that attachment with significant figures still is possible.
Dr. William Singer
Pediatrics - Neurology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No
One of the features of autism is a lack of social awareness and interaction.
Therefore attachment disorder would not be a part of autism.

In brief: No
One of the features of autism is a lack of social awareness and interaction.
Therefore attachment disorder would not be a part of autism.
Dr. William Singer
Dr. William Singer
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
In brief: They can be
Autism is a genetically based vulnerability that has lead to neurologic damage that results in the neurological damage we call autism..
An attachment disorder is secondary to an impairmant in maternal atunement. Just because an individual has autism does not mean they are not"attached to people, especially their caregiver. Because the social impairment characteristic of autism it would require exp.

In brief: They can be
Autism is a genetically based vulnerability that has lead to neurologic damage that results in the neurological damage we call autism..
An attachment disorder is secondary to an impairmant in maternal atunement. Just because an individual has autism does not mean they are not"attached to people, especially their caregiver. Because the social impairment characteristic of autism it would require exp.
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
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