Reactive Attachment Disorder

From the first to our last moments of life we are designed to have a crucial bond of love with another human being. This begins with our primary caregiver, usually our mother and father, and extends as we grow into adulthood. When attachment is disrupted by maltreatment children and their caregivers are faced with overwhelming difficulties as they navigate through life. This paper and accompanying presentation will discuss Reactive Attachment Disorder, presenting behaviors of Reactive Attachment Disorder, obstacles mental health professionals face, treatment modalities, and community support for children and their caregivers. A brief summary of similarities between Individual Psychology and Attachment Theory will conclude this paper.

Renae Frederick
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