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Reactive attachment disorder in maltreated twins follow-up: from 18 months to 8 years.
Attach Hum Dev. 2006 Mar; 8(1):63-86.AH

Abstract

The best means for the diagnosis and treatment of reactive attachment disorder of infancy and early childhood have not been established. Though some longitudinal data on institutionalized children is available, reports of maltreated young children who are followed over time and assessed with measures of attachment are lacking. This paper presents the clinical course of a set of maltreated fraternal twins who were assessed and treated from 19 months to 30 months of age and then seen in follow-up at 3 and 8 years of age. A summary of the early assessment and course is provided and findings from follow-up assessments of the cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal functioning of each child is analysed. Follow-up measures, chosen to capture social-cognitive processing of these children from an attachment perspective, are highlighted. Finally, findings from the case are discussed from nosological and theoretical perspectives.

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Tulane University Health Sciences Center, New Orleans, LA, USA. drsherrylheller@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16581624

Citation

Heller, Sherryl Scott, et al. "Reactive Attachment Disorder in Maltreated Twins Follow-up: From 18 Months to 8 Years." Attachment & Human Development, vol. 8, no. 1, 2006, pp. 63-86.
Heller SS, Boris NW, Fuselier SH, et al. Reactive attachment disorder in maltreated twins follow-up: from 18 months to 8 years. Attach Hum Dev. 2006;8(1):63-86.
Heller, S. S., Boris, N. W., Fuselier, S. H., Page, T., Koren-Karie, N., & Miron, D. (2006). Reactive attachment disorder in maltreated twins follow-up: from 18 months to 8 years. Attachment & Human Development, 8(1), 63-86.
Heller SS, et al. Reactive Attachment Disorder in Maltreated Twins Follow-up: From 18 Months to 8 Years. Attach Hum Dev. 2006;8(1):63-86. PubMed PMID: 16581624.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Reactive attachment disorder in maltreated twins follow-up: from 18 months to 8 years. AU - Heller,Sherryl Scott, AU - Boris,Neil W, AU - Fuselier,Sarah-Hinshaw, AU - Page,Timothy, AU - Koren-Karie,Nina, AU - Miron,Devi, PY - 2006/4/4/pubmed PY - 2006/9/21/medline PY - 2006/4/4/entrez SP - 63 EP - 86 JF - Attachment & human development JO - Attach Hum Dev VL - 8 IS - 1 N2 - The best means for the diagnosis and treatment of reactive attachment disorder of infancy and early childhood have not been established. Though some longitudinal data on institutionalized children is available, reports of maltreated young children who are followed over time and assessed with measures of attachment are lacking. This paper presents the clinical course of a set of maltreated fraternal twins who were assessed and treated from 19 months to 30 months of age and then seen in follow-up at 3 and 8 years of age. A summary of the early assessment and course is provided and findings from follow-up assessments of the cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal functioning of each child is analysed. Follow-up measures, chosen to capture social-cognitive processing of these children from an attachment perspective, are highlighted. Finally, findings from the case are discussed from nosological and theoretical perspectives. SN - 1461-6734 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16581624/Reactive_attachment_disorder_in_maltreated_twins_follow_up:_from_18_months_to_8_years_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -