Sep 08, 2018 · Reactive attachment disorder can develop when a child fails to receive adequate comfort and nurturing from caregivers. It is grouped under “Trauma-and-Stressor-Related Disorders” in the Author: Johnna Medina, Ph.D.
Dec 05, 2018 · I too, was abandoned physically and emotionally in the critical years of my childhood development. Sadly, there is no know cure or therapy that will help individuals our age overcome the resulting life-long trauma. I plan to start a local meet-up for adults with reactive attachment disorder born between 1946 and 1969.
What is attachment disorder in adults and how do you treat it? Let me start with these questions. Do you struggle with relationships, intimacy, or being able to express how you really feel? Do you have life and relationship patterns that leave you emotionally distant, isolated, or alone?
Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is a rare condition of emotional dysfunction in which a baby or child has difficulty forming a bond with parents or caregivers due to early neglect or mistreatment.
Adult attachment issues are among the most researched topics in psychology, with thousands of studies (like this one) done on the topic. Most mental health symptoms stem from attachment problems, but surprisingly, findings from these studies on attachment theory are rarely applied in mental health treatment settings.