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    The importance of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD).

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    The importance of Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), and the ramifications according to attachment patterns. Discusses the consistent pattern as described and outlined in the DSM 5. Discusses possible causes and treatments.

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    According to the DSM 5, RAD is classified as a consistent pattern of inhibited, emotionally withdrawn behavior toward adult caregivers, manifested by a child who rarely or minimally seeks comfort when distressed, and a child who rarely or minimally responds to comfort when distressed. Moreover, the child exhibits social or emotional disturbance as outlined in the DSM 5. Reactive Attachment disorder (RAD) in a child is when a child either often completely withdraws from others, seeking no comfort or companionship, or when a child is overly friendly with people, even those they do not know, in an attempt to create a bond that may be missing (Benoit, 2004).

    It is easier to diagnose a child before the age of 5 to 6 years old, due to the fact that as a child gets older, their behavior matures and ...

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    Discusses Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) as explained and described and outlined in the DSM 5.

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