Aspects of the RAD presentation such as indiscriminate friendliness (a core feature of disinhibited reactive attachment disorder
) may be overlooked in a child who presents from the general population.
Report of the APSAC task force on attachment therapy, reactive attachment disorder
, and attachment problems.
Hope for high risk and rage filled children: Reactive attachment disorder
. Evergreen, CO: E.
Another attachment specific instrument that we use in our clinic is The Reactive Attachment Disorder
Questionnaire (Minnis, Pelosi, Knapp, & Dunn, 2001).
As the author delves into the symptoms and treatments for reactive attachment disorder
(RAD), she also repairs her relationship with her own mother.
Due to Delana's desire to help families understand the challenges faced the first year, from meeting your child to dealing with reactive attachment disorder
and special needs, she includes chapters on labor, delivery, newborn, homecoming, crawling, and forever family.
Hanson RF and Spratt EG, 'Reactive Attachment Disorder
: what we know about the disorder and the implications for treatment', Child Maltreatment 5:2, pp 137-45, 2000
Chronic disruption of early childhood attachment patterns may result in Reactive Attachment Disorder
(RAD), a commonly misunderstood and under-diagnosed disorder.
American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry, Practice Parameter for the Assessment and Treatment of Children and Adolescents with Reactive Attachment Disorder
of Infancy and Early Childhood, Washington DC: American Academy of Child and Adult Psychiatry, 2005; see www.aacap.org
In addition, ADHD is part of the differential diagnosis for bipolar illness, as are childhood psychotic disorders, substance-induced mood disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and reactive attachment disorder
Parents should be informed that many foreign adoptees exhibit behavior problems such as reactive attachment disorder
, and institutional behaviors such as tongue thrusting and head bobbing.
Critics of attachment therapy argue that all treatments specific to reactive attachment disorder
(RAD) are unproved and potentially dangerous.