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  What is Attachment Disorder?
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Attachment Disorder is typically caused by pathological childcare given in the first 5 years of a child’s life.

This may be the result of:

  • Institutional upbringing e.g. orphanages, hospitals, group homes
  • Prolonged separation from or abandonment by the birth mother
  • Multiple caregivers
  • Emotional, physical or sexual abuse by birth parents or others
  • Neglectful parenting by birth parents due to their own negligent childhood experiences
  • Mental Health problems in the birth parents, such as depression, psychosis, PTSD

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