Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive Attachment Disorder

It is a serious but rare condition in which baby or children does not develop a healthy attachment with their parents or guardians. Reactive attachment disorder is developed when there is a lack of attention, love, and care towards children by parents during their infancy or childhood period.


Signs and symptoms appeared early in childhood which includes:Reactive Attachment Disorder SYMPTOMS CAUSES TREATMENT

  • Rude behavior
  • Irritability
  • Does not show any regards
  • Failure to smile
  • Difficulty in asking for support when need
  • No interest in playing with other children

The emotional development of children developed during early childhood in this period infant or children wants proper attention to love care and safety from their parents to develop into a confident personality. Baby wants immediate attention when he/she feels hungry or wants to change their diaper. In this period lack of attention from parents to their infant or children play a huge role in the development of reactive attachment disorder.


If left untreated then this disorder impacts the whole life of children. This will develop cruelty in the nature of children towards other humans or animals. Such children failed to have a healthy relationship with their spouses or children. Most often they became criminals.more research is still in process on the consequence of reactive attachment disorder.


Your doctor or psychologist may conduct an examination and asking some questions about child behavior. Diagnosis procedure includes:

  • Observe the interaction of the child with their parents
  • Questions about the onset of such behavior
  • Ask about the behavior at home with siblings
  • Details about the parenting
  • To evaluate the other conditions like autism and depressive disorder

Treatment should start as early as possible and it involves both the child and parents or guardian. Aim of the treatment includes:

  • Provide a safe environment for the child
  • Developed good and positive interaction with the child
  • Boost the self-confidence of the child
  • Provide a stable living environment
  • Provide basics needs of the child
  • Listen to the child more
  • Taken parenting skills Tuition
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