Diana Skibniewski-Woods
Journal of Health Visiting, Vol. 5, Iss. 10, 18 Oct 2017, pp 500 - 505

Developing an understanding of the potential consequences
for children of disorganised attachment is thought to be
significant to practitioners This articles reviews the literature on
the theory of mental health outcomes for children who display
disorganised attachment behaviours. The complex relationships
between biochemical, neurological and behavioural systems
in relation to attachment are discussed. A connection in the
literature between some children with disorganised attachment
who receive a diagnosis of conditions such as attention deficit
disorder, attention deficit hyperactive disorder, oppositional
defiant disorder and conduct disorder, and later progression into
adult diagnosis of personality, anxiety and major depressive
disorders was found. Disorganised attachments are considered
to lead to a higher risk of developing dissociative symptoms and
psychopathology in later life.

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