Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder: "There are several different sub-types of Reactive Attachment Disorders. The ambivalent sub-type can be described as an 'in-your-face' child. This is the child who is angry, oppositional, and who can be violent. The anxious sub-type is clingy, anxious, shows separation anxieties, among other symptoms. The avoidant sub-type is often overlooked. This child is very compliant, agreeable, and superficially engaging. This child often has a lack of depth to his emotions and functions as an 'as-if' child; meaning that he tries to do and say what you want, but is not genuine, authentic, or real in emotional engagement. Finally, there is the disorganized subtype, this child often presents with bizarre symptoms."

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