All the A’s and an O

Attachment is not everything

Authored by: Cornelia Gutjahr

The Routledge Handbook of Attachment: Theory

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  June  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415538268
eBook ISBN: 9781315762098
Adobe ISBN: 9781317647157


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The aim of this chapter is to describe disorders that can be alternative or sometimes additional diagnoses to disorders or dysfunctions of attachment. It is written for professionals who are involved with children and young people around issues of child protection and safeguarding, such as social workers, teachers, legal professionals and members of the police force rather than mental health professionals, who may, at times, be very confused by the technical terms used by some professionals and the sometimes conflicting outcomes of assessments on the same child.

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