Securing attachment: The shifting medicalisation of attachment and attachment disorders

  title={Securing attachment: The shifting medicalisation of attachment and attachment disorders},
  author={Mary Ann Kanieski},
  journal={Health, Risk \& Society},
  pages={335 - 344}
This paper examines the medicalisation of attachment and attachment disorders. It argues that there was a shift in the form of medicalisation of attachment with significant implications for the regulation of the family. In the 1930s and 1940s, the medicalisation of attachment focused on the identification and treatment of attachment disorders in children and by extension, their mothers. While mothers were held responsible for the attachment disorders in their children, their parental… 
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