A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder by Colby Pearce

By Colby Pearce

'This very good booklet is a concise description of the center features of early attachment adventure and the way this affects on kid's expectancies of themselves, of others and of the realm ordinarily. Attachment problems are defined intimately with strategies for interventions which facilitate extra hopeful improvement. it's proper to these operating with youngsters in any surroundings, yet particularly to carers of kids whose youth has been suffering from adversity.'. - Dr Heather Geddes, academic Psychotherapist, The Caspari origin, London. This ebook offers a quick and. learn more... a quick advent to Attachment and Attachment sickness; Contents; a quick advent; Prologue; bankruptcy 1 knowing Attachment; bankruptcy 2 realizing Attachment ailment; bankruptcy three Parenting the Attachment-Disordered baby; bankruptcy four Treating the Attachment-disordered baby -- what to anticipate; Postscript; thesaurus of phrases; concerning the aut hor; EndNotes; Index

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Children are unlikely to be appropriately diagnosed with both disorders. Caution should be exercised when withdrawing attachment-disordered children from stimulant medication due to the possibility of the combined effect of arousal-reducing medication and the brain’s own corrective measures pushing arousal too low, possibly artificially/chemically inducing an attention-deficit disorder. 7 illustrates the relative effects of medication regimes in the treatment of ADHD and attachment-disordered children.

2 Attachment representations of the securely attached child The attachment-disordered child In contrast, the attachment representations of attachment-disordered children are essentially negative. 23, 24 They view their caregivers as being unreliable, unresponsive, rejecting and threatening. g. teachers) behave in predictable ways in order to promote feelings of security. 3). 3 Attachment representations of the attachment-disordered child The insecure child The attachment representations of insecure children are neither entirely positive nor negative.

Stimuli and events that have a comparatively minor impact on the secure child can much more readily push the attachment-disordered child past the ‘threshold to madness’, whereupon they seek to reduce arousal through aggressive and destructive behaviours (fight), hyperactive behaviour (flight) and/or dissociative behaviours (freeze). Dissociation is a psychological defence whereby the mind switches off or goes elsewhere in response to extreme anxiety and trauma. The flight/fight/freeze response to heightened levels of anxiety/over-arousal is considered to have been naturally selected through evolution in order to achieve safety and well-being in the face of threats to the organism, much as attachment is thought to have developed through evolutionary processes.

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