Attachment issues or otherwise referred to as attachment disorders has now been supported by scientific research, and the research has supported the theory to such a point that is now the most proven theory psychologists have to work with.
As medical imaging and equipment have evolved scientists and neuropsychologists have been able to convert this theory into fact, enabling psychologists to have real evidence of the disorder via MRI and Cat-Scans.
Attachment issues generally are formed in early infancy from 0 months through to 3 years old. The age in which the disorder is formed is somewhat arguable with some believing 0-18 months.
When a child is not attended to or given what they emotionally or physically need, the structure of brain can change and become irregular, in return making certain normal everyday functions like feeling, self soothing, self regulating emotions and having caring relationships extremely hard for the patient suffering from this disorder. Attachment disorders are usually the precursors to more severe mental illnesses in adult life, that is one of the main reasons it gets treated as soon as it is identified.
No respect for authoritive figures
Not caring for others including parents
Behavioural issues at school
Not being able to concentrate
In order to help the child suffering from this condition the family and primary care givers must be willing participants in long-term therapy. Our goal is to help the parent understand how to sooth the child’s concerns and how to connect with the child on a level that the child is then feeling protected, cared for and loved.
Our position is not to assign blame but, rather, re-parent the parent and provide tools, understanding and solutions that parents were not previously aware of.