Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder
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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).
- This is a new diagnosis in DSM-5, previously described as a subtype of reactive attachment disorder.