Reactive Attachment Disorder

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is characterized by markedly disturbed and developmentally inappropriate ways of relating socially in most contexts. It can take the form of a persistent failure to initiate or respond to most social interactions in a developmentally appropriate way—known as the “inhibited” form. It can also present itself as indiscriminate sociability, such as excessive familiarity with relative strangers, known as the “disinhibited form.”