Attachment anxiety disorder in adults

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167 tn?1374177417 Is this a romantic New-Age ideal? Is it based on anything scientific? In fact, attachment parenting is the culmination of the largest body of international research ever compiled on child development and emotional intelligence. The basic premises are: In order to feel secure, and for healthy emotional development, babies need to feel ‘attached’ to a few, consistent, carers (preferably mum, dad, close kin or friends) that are dependably warm and responsive.
Avatar m tn People label people with anxiety or depression as having a mental disorder, why is not the same for someone who is transgendered? Here is an article on what is being called "transabled" which is nothing short of a mental disorder. Maybe a closer look should be done with transgendered to see if this is more a mental disorder than anything else. http://news.nationalpost.
Avatar f tn Hmm. My first thought, early in this thread, was that you should pack up your "good" child and leave. But in reading further I think he needs to be evaluated for attachment disorders. Children with this disorder are especially difficult to deal with because they don't value adult's approval, and aren't "connected" to any adult due to never having an adult to connect with.
Avatar n tn It sounds to me like attachment/anxiety disorder... (Mother bipolar, father probably not there very often)... The poor child... he needs alot of love and comfort. He craves it and doesn't get it from home (assuming). Be patient w/ him... I know it's hard to see him constantly crying for attention & affection... but just remember... his home life is hard. Put yourself in his shoes for one day... how would you behave? LOVE is a very powerful thing... sounds to me like he needs that!
Avatar n tn There is also a diagnosis called RAD (reactive attachment disorder) which has several other behavioral issuesdisplayed. This diagnosis is not treated like any other because these kids don't respond to consequences like other children. You can find information online about this disorder. I am so sorry you are all.suffering and I can tell you it is not the parents fault. Prayers for you all.
Avatar n tn I don't have any symptoms yet, except for my period being early once in a while. I am 44 years old, and have gone, in 2 weeks, from having 44 year old skin to skin of a 60 year old. Could someone please help? I'm very distressed.
Avatar n tn These children have Reactive Attachment Disorder, and it requires a different type of therapy to address these early attachment difficulties. Identifying Attachment Disorder The Child: Superficially charming, acts cute to get what he/she wants. Indiscriminately affectionate with unfamiliar adults. Lacks genuine affection with primary caregivers (especially mother). Controlling, bossy, manipulative, defiant, argumentative, demanding, impulsive.
Avatar f tn I think you need a much better counselor. These girls have been traumatized first by their biological parents splitting up (no matter what the circumstance - this is still traumatizing to a child), then by living in such a dysfunctional environment with their mother who was unavailable to fill their emotional needs and their "new Dad" who was abusive. Then they were taken away from there and now live with their real Dad and "new Mom" and his "new family"..
Avatar m tn It won't cause a diagnosis of add/adhd but it will make the disorder harder to deal with and in the long run cause great stress and damage to your daughter.
Avatar f tn Beginning in 5th grade, the teachers began to complain he was ADD, ADHD, etc. He has been seeing a therapist for anxiety, Reactive Attachment Disorder, and other issues for the past 4 years. The surveys were completed by my husband and I, along with the teachers. He was also tested for various outcomes with the therapist. His diagnosis is ADD. However, he does not act the way we have seen other children who are diagnosed with the same condition.
1310633 tn?1430227691 On mental health issues, the study said spiritual but not religious people were more likely to suffer from “any neurotic disorder,” “mixed anxiety/depressive disorders” or “depression” than their religious counterparts. Overall, 19% of spiritual respondents said they suffered from a neurotic disorder, while 15% of religious respondents responded the same way. The practice of being spiritual but not religious is difficult to define and has a number of gray areas.
Avatar f tn One can have obsessive and intrusive thought and I'm wondering if your attachment to him all these years isn't rooted in some type of anxiety issues. ??
Avatar f tn Playing with poop is not typically something that results from ADHD. It is often seen in Reactive Attachment Disorder with children. RAD is often seen in adopted children, where the initial attachment with the biological mother has been disrupted, even if the child was very young or an infant when adopted. It is something that can be easily addressed in therapy, but cannot be eliminated through meds, since it's a response to stressors not genetics.
Avatar m tn Thanks for listening and commenting. The attachment changed over time....In the beginning she was physically attached, clinging to me whenever I tried to leave for work or home (when we were not living together). To be honest, I did not know how to handle the clinging. The current fear of abandonment I can see in her reaction when she constantly phones me "where are you?" and gets angry even though I am only 5 minutes late and her constant worries about me looking at other woman.
Avatar f tn WHATEVER the adults do or don't do that affects Their lives in HUGE ways - these are CHILDREN !! We're expecting Them to 'put it together' when we ADULTS are the ones wreaking the havoc in Their lives !! If They are having such difficulty dealing with all this 'musical chair stuff'' their Parents are displaying, we should be more sensitive to what we are doing to the THEM !! we're the adults - if we can't understand THEIR behavior how is it we EXPECT them to understand Ours ?? !!
Avatar f tn the first ward i was in was an adults ward ( i was still just 17) i was on a special , i was in there due to bwing suicidal it was a public hospital so i basically spent my whole time lying in bed with 2 nurses with me till i was discharged , i couldnt mix with other patients because i was a minor and i couldnt do any theraphy at all there either , my second admission after i went 18 ( last october ) i was in a diffrent hospital a private one called st patricks and i was in for the a serious ove
Avatar f tn I don't know what kind of therapist he's seeing -- he needs one who specializes in treating anxiety -- most don't. Now, this could just be a phase in a young person's life that will pass. It could end up being fuel for a creative life. It could end up blocking him at every turn. Therapy requires him to work hard and a therapist who gives work to do -- just chatting doesn't necessarily help. If one therapist doesn't work, try another -- it's more of an art form anyway.
Avatar f tn Has he been checked for Reactive Attachment Disorder? In Arizona, parents can place children like yours in a community placement therapeutic home.
5174041 tn?1364954731 often loses his/her temper often argues with adults often actively defies or refuses to comply with adults' requests or rules often deliberately annoys people often blames others for his/her mistakes or misbehavior is often touchy or easily annoyed by others is often angry and resentful is often spiteful or vindictive misbehaves swears or uses obscene language has a low opinion of him/herself)*** but I am almost certain.
220090 tn?1379170787 Hello, old friends. Looking thru old posts, I can't believe I'm coming up on 2 years post tx. I came back here today to look for feedback on lingering side effects & I found this post. Hair grew back, weight came back (more than before : (, I sleep well, but my brain is not what it used to be. It only ocurred to me a couple days ago that this might be lingering from tx. I had bad brain fog during tx...along with a bunch of other stuff....
Avatar n tn He will get a wild animal look in his eyes and then run up and just start hitting me or my husband or the wall just whatever is close. He doesn't mind very well and a lot of the time it seems as though he just completely tunes us out when we talk to him. He doesn't sleep well at all. He might cry for hours after being put to bed and then he often wakes up at night just crying. He eats so much and he eats a lot of bread and drinks a lot of water or anything he can have.
Avatar m tn The Psychopathology of the Liberal Mind By Damon Isherwood The ever-increasing culture of entitlement was correctly identified by Mitt Romney as a leading factor in the Democrats' victory. However, running in parallel is another culture on the rise -- one far less well-identified, which bodes ominously not only for the GOP's future prospects, but, more importantly, for the democratic process itself.
Avatar f tn // and in doing so noticed #3 " Poor Muscle Tone And/Or Coordination" It really sounds like him. It may be that he has more then just "some sensory issues". If he was not diagnosed or seen by an OT, then I think that it is important that this be done.
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Avatar f tn Hold on now, I don't think I said anything close to "autism causes tantrums". 1.My boy has tantrums 2. The school says they think he has Autism 3. I wonder if other kids who are Autistic have tantrums. I think that given facts 1 and 2, 3 is a pretty logical question My intent is not to get into a debate about what Autism is or what it does or does not cause.
Avatar n tn using state-of-the-art quantitative electroencephalography (QEEG) -- or brain electrical activity mapping (BEAM) demonstrate that both cocaine and alcohol abuse/dependence significantly worsen such pre-existing brain abnormalities as attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), major depression, mental distress, anxiety disorder, and paranoid schizophrenia, according to medical research by Eric R. Braverman, M.D.*, and Kenneth Blum, Ph.D.
Avatar f tn The symptoms in adults are different.
Avatar m tn I was diagnosed with depression and given effexor as a med. I never thought in my wildest dreams that I would be in such a place having to consider antidepressants to sustain me. My life has recently suffered due to job loss, financial challenges, serious unexplained medical issues, and overall lack of joy.(want to be honest here). There are many storms happening and yet I continue to be strong. My question is, I'm scared to death of taking the effexor.