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Reactive attachment disorder

Introduction: Reactive attachment disorder

Description of Reactive attachment disorder

Reactive attachment disorder: Markedly disturbed and developmentally inappropriate social relatedness that begins before age 5 and is associated with grossly pathological child care. The child may persistently fail to initiate and respond to social interactions in a developmentally appropriate way (inhibited type) or there may be a pattern of diffuse attachments with nondiscriminate sociability (disinhibited type). (From DSM-IV, 1994).
Source: MeSH 2007

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