13 Reactive attachment disorder in adolescence

  title={13 Reactive attachment disorder in adolescence},
  author={John P. Kemph and Kytja K. S. Voeller},
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has received increasing attention as a possible explanation of severe behavioral disturbances in children and adolescents. Its etiology is hypothesized as related to failure of attachment beginning in infancy. Although the diagnosis of reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is usually made in early childhood, the diagnosis may be carried over into adolescence. In some cases, the diagnosis may be made for the first time in adolescence if there is sufficient… CONTINUE READING


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