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Attachment Disorder

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Amber Landowski

on 8 May 2014

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Transcript of Attachment Disorder

Types of Behavior
Inhibited behavior. Children with inhibited behavior shun relationships and attachments to virtually everyone. This may happen when a baby never has the chance to develop an attachment to any caregiver.
Disinhibited behavior. Children with disinhibited behavior seek attention from virtually everyone, including strangers. This may happen when a baby has multiple caregivers or frequent changes in caregivers. Children with this type of reactive attachment disorder may frequently ask for help doing tasks, have inappropriately childish behavior or appear anxious
Attachment Disorder normally begins before age 5 signs could also be shown even when an infant. Symptoms at a younger age would include...
Doesn't smile
Sad, withdrawn appearance
Failure to reach out when picked up
No interest in playing games or with toys
Calm when left alone
Symptoms Continued
For older children and adolescents some common symptoms would include...

Withdrawing from others
Aggressive towards peers
Not liking to ask for support
Alcohol or drug abuse
Case Studies
For a child to develop attachment disorder they were most likely abused or neglected when feed, wanting attention, separation from previous caregiver, and an unwanted prenancy.
Emotionally Attached
People with attachment disorder have difficulty forming long lasting relationships. They will fail to try to learn something new and usually do not trust others. This is usually done either emotionally or physically taken away from there primary caregiver, in the first 3 years.
Attachment Disorder
By: Amber Landowski

Works Cited
Help Guide. (n.d.). Attachment & Reactive Attachment Disorders. In A Trusted Non-Profit Resource. Retrieved May 1, 2014, from http://www.helpguide.org/mental/parenting_bonding_reactive_attachment_disorder.htm.

Mayo Clinic Staff. (1998-2014). Mayo Clinic. In Reactive Attachment Disorder. Retrieved May 2, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-attachment-disorder/basics/definition/con-20032126.

Roy H. Lubit. (1994-2014). Medscape. In Attachment Disorders. Retrieved May 1, 2014, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/reactive-attachment-disorder/basics/definition/con-20032126.

There is no standard treatment, so most treatments include individual psychological counseling, parenting skills class, family therapy, maybe medication such as a depression type or anxiety, and special education services, and in severe cases child could be placed in a residential treatment center.
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