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How is reactive attachment disorder (RAD) diagnosed?

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Reactive attachment disorder(RAD) is a condition in children who may have been neglected and did not form a healthy emotional attachment with their mother or other primary caregivers. Diagnosis is based on signs and symptoms and observations of the child’s behavior. If the doctor cannot find a physical cause for the symptoms, they likely will refer the child to a child and adolescent psychiatrist or psychologist. Those mental health experts use specially designed interview and assessment tools to evaluate a child

From: Reactive Attachment Disorder WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Reactive Attachment Disorder."

MedlinePlus: "Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: "Reactive Attachment Disorder."

MedlinePlus: "Reactive attachment disorder of infancy or early childhood."

 

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on May 20, 2018

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