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Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder

Andrew Halls, Carisa Perry-Parrish, Ph.D.
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  • Disorder of social functioning characterized by culturally inappropriate, overly familiar behavior with unfamiliar adults
    • Rare, but when does occur is most often in a child who has experienced extremely insufficient care (e.g., institutional upbringing, frequent foster care changes)
  • Disinhibited social engagement disorder is classified under the Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders section of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)[1].

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Last updated: August 2, 2017


Halls, Andrew, and Carisa Perry-Parrish. "Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder." Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide, 2017. Johns Hopkins Guide, www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787065/all/Disinhibited_Social_Engagement_Disorder.
Halls A, Perry-Parrish C. Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. 2017. https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787065/all/Disinhibited_Social_Engagement_Disorder. Accessed July 18, 2019.
Halls, A., & Perry-Parrish, C. (2017). Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder. In Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. Available from https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787065/all/Disinhibited_Social_Engagement_Disorder
Halls A, Perry-Parrish C. Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder [Internet]. In: Johns Hopkins Psychiatry Guide. ; 2017. [cited 2019 July 18]. Available from: https://www.hopkinsguides.com/hopkins/view/Johns_Hopkins_Psychiatry_Guide/787065/all/Disinhibited_Social_Engagement_Disorder.
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