Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder is a disorder associated with a child’s social interaction.


Reactive attachment disorder rarely occurs, but is considered a serious condition. Young children and infants with this condition experience difficulty bonding with caregivers or parents. It is usually a result of neglect of the child’s basic needs such as: nurturing, affection, and comfort. Care and love are not established. These needs of a child aren’t necessarily met. It interferes with the child’s development and may cause problems establishing future relationships.