We have been discussing the difficult topic of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), a form of early childhood trauma in which an infant does not attach (bond) with its parents and which results in significant relationship issues and other struggles. Sadly, children who were not properly diagnosed during their childhood or teenage years have become adults […]
In my last post, I wrote about Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) in children. Children with RAD are extremely difficult to parent or care for as they appear not to need anyone or anything because they do not react to stimuli in the way a child would who does not suffer RAD. The difference from other children who do not […]
We have discussed the issue of attachment in children as a measure of their ability to have resilience to traumatic events. However, some children are unable to form basic relationships. In the past few years, we have discovered much about attachment in children and its impact in later life, including a specific disorder known as Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).