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Reactive Attachment Disorder

definition of Reactive Attachment Disorder:

a condition resulting from an early lack of consistent care that is characterized by a child's or infant's inability to make appropriate social contact with others. Symptoms include developmental delays, lack of eye contact, feeding disturbances, hyper-sensitivity to touch and sound, failure to initiate or respond to social interaction, indiscriminate sociability, self-stimulation, and susceptibility to infection.

Reactive Attachment Disorder, as it might be used:

The expert testified regarding the question of whether infants were likely to suffer from Reactive Attachment Disorder when placed with multiple caregivers.

Reactive Attachment Disorder may also be referred to as:

  • RAD
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