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Reactive Attachment Disorder
Causes and Risk Factors
The cause of reactive attachment disorder is not known, but researchers believe that a combination of several factors contribute to the onset and development of the disorder.
According to the traditional attachment theory, a child develops a sense of security, safety and trust when the people and environment around them provide stability, comfort, and nurturing. Their emotional and physical needs have to be consistently met with a caring and positive attitude (establishing eye contact, having a warm face expression - smiling, and sharing kind words), otherwise the child becomes insecure around adults, feels rejected, and in time develops a distrustful and unattached personality.
Child related risk factors:
Environment related risk factors:
Article by Alina Morrow
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