Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD):
Children with RAD fail to initiate and respond to social interactions appropriately (e.g., behaving in an inhibited, hypervigilant, or ambivalent manner) and, instead of attaching appropriately to their primary caregivers, children with RAD may be excessively familiar with strangers. These behaviors are not due to a developmental delay (e.g., mental retardation or pervasive developmental disorder); children who develop RAD experienced a difficulty in the caregiving/parenting they received, such as disregard for their basic emotional or physical needs, or repeated changes of primary caregivers.
Treatment for children and adolescents with RAD in Philadelphia:
Dr. Braunstein offers supportive, evidence-based therapy for children and adolescents with RAD, tailored to their specific needs and preferences. Contact Dr. Braunstein to schedule an initial visit at her office in Center City Philadelphia.