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Reactive Attachment Disorder Basics

A child with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) has been subject to neglect or abuse and fails to establish the expected bond with his primary caregivers, resulting in irritability, sadness, fearfulness and difficulty interacting with adults or peers. This guide from Child Mind Institute will help parents understand how to spot reactive attachment disorder, and how it's diagnosed and treated. This information is also available in Spanish.

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  • Diagnosis
  • Mental Health
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