Institutional care: associations between overactivity and lack of selectivity in social relationships.

@article{Roy2004InstitutionalCA,
  title={Institutional care: associations between overactivity and lack of selectivity in social relationships.},
  author={Penny Roy and Michael D. Rutter and Andrew Pickles},
  journal={Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines},
  year={2004},
  volume={45 4},
  pages={866-73}
}
BACKGROUND The behaviour of children raised in institutional care in their early years is typified by heightened levels of inattention and overactivity irrespective of the quality of the care. There is some evidence that this behaviour may be specifically associated with forms of attachment disorder behaviours, but to date studies have been restricted to institutions characterised by high levels of malnutrition and lack of active experiences. METHODS Nineteen primary school age children… CONTINUE READING

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