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Why Avoidant & Reactive Attachment Disorders Are Similar

Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is a disorder characterized by impoverished emotional and relational bonds or attachments with the most important people in our lives during childhood, that is, parental figures or caregivers. Children most frequently diagnosed with RAD include children who have been in orphanages, institutions for mental health, or foster care agencies. The disorder includes an individual to develop appropriate emotional bonds with adults as a result of an early life experience of negative bonds or lack of human connection. For example, children in orphanages who are rarely held or spoken to, often develop symptoms of RAD. Reactive attachment disorder is a rare condition, but when it does occur, treatment is often complicated. It is a lifelong challenge and process of teaching the individual to trust others and increase their self-esteem.

 

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As always, I wish you well

 

   
As always, I wish you well
Tàmara 
 
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