Can Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) be treated effectively without medication, to get rid of challenges permanently?
The Brain Map to the right is an example of how a brain that is suffering from an Attachment Disorder might be operating. This brain is running too slow (lots of red and yellow) and not fast enough (too much blue). The yellow in the middle represents a pattern of underlying anxiety that can fatigue and exhaust the brain and the person. This brain pattern can make it difficult for a person to stay focused without getting distracted, maintain a good mood, and be free of stress and anxiety.
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Are you exhausted, frustrated, and feeling emotionally drained from parenting your child with attachment issues? If so, Dr. Trish Leigh at Leigh Brain & Spine in Chapel Hill NC can help you and your child. It is very important to understand that early symptoms of attachment issues can look like the early symptoms of ADHD, autism, and other learning challenges. It is important to correctly identify the root of the problem to be able to successfully treat it.
Children with reactive attachment disorder (RAD) or less severe attachment issues have experienced a disruption in early life that impacts and impairs their future relationships. They have difficulty relating to others and are often developmentally delayed. Attachment disorder is common in children who have been abused, bounced around in foster care, lived in orphanages, or taken away from their primary caregiver after establishing a bond.
What Do Attachment Disorder Issues Look Like for Kids?
Many times children with attachment issues do not like to be touched, have control issues and anger problems, difficulty showing genuine care and affection, and an underdeveloped conscience. The specific behaviors that the child demonstrates are direct symptoms of the brain mechanisms that have been negatively impacted by the early attachment problems.
Parents can become very frustrated and feel helpless when dealing with their child’s behaviors that tend to be self-destructive such as lying, arguing over ridiculous things, manipulating adults, blaming others for their own mistakes or behaviors, and creating themselves as the victim in situations. It is important for parents to realize, and more importantly remember on a day to day basis, that their child is not choosing to behave this way. The behaviors are symptoms of brain dysfunctions, not choices.
At Leigh Brain & Spine, Dr. Trish Leigh will be provide a comprehensive assessment to evaluate your child’s brain functioning and then help you understand what can be done to make improvements and alleviate the negative behaviors that are resulting. Call (919) 401-9933 today to schedule your comprehensive and specialized evaluation to get your family’s back on track.