Reactive Attachment Disorder
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- Disorder of infancy or early childhood characterized by a pattern of inhibited, emotionally withdrawn behavior toward adult caregivers
- Rare, but when it does occur is most often in a child who has experienced extremely insufficient care (e.g., institutional upbringing, frequent foster care changes)
- Reactive Attachment Disorder is classified under the Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5).