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What is the outlook for children with reactive attachment disorder (RAD)?

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Untreated RAD can have have life-long effects on a child's physical, emotional, behavioral, social, and moral growth. Children with RAD are more likely to have:

With treatment, it is possible for children with RAD to learn to trust others, and to lead healthy and productive lives.

  • Depression
  • Aggressive and/or disruptive behavior
  • Learning difficulties and behavior problems in school
  • Trouble forming meaningful relationships
  • Low self-esteem

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

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

 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 14, 2020

SOURCES:

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

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

 

Reviewed by Hansa D. Bhargava on September 14, 2020

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