Prevalence of reactive attachment disorder in a deprived population

Helen Minnis, Susan Macmillan, Rachel Pritchett, David Young, Brenda Wallace, John Butcher, Fiona Sim, Katie Baynham, Claire Davidson, Christopher Gillberg

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Abstract

Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) is associated with early childhood maltreatment and has unknown population prevalence beyond infancy. All 1646 children aged 6-8 years old in a deprived sector of an urban UK centre were screened for RAD symptoms. Parents of high and low scorers were interviewed using semi-structured interviews probing for psychopathology and individuals likely to have RAD were offered face-to-face assessment. Questionnaire data were available from 92.8% of teachers and 65.8% of parents. Assessments were conducted with 50% of those invited and missing data were imputed - based on the baseline data - for the rest. We calculated that there would be 23 children with definite RAD diagnoses, suggesting that the prevalence of RAD in this population was 1.40% (95% CI 0.94-2.10). In this deprived general population, RAD was not rare.

LanguageEnglish
Pages342-346
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume202
Issue number5
Early online date11 Apr 2013
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2013

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Keywords

  • reactive attachment disorder
  • RAD
  • childhood maltreatment
  • deprived population

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Minnis, H., Macmillan, S., Pritchett, R., Young, D., Wallace, B., Butcher, J., ... Gillberg, C. (2013). Prevalence of reactive attachment disorder in a deprived population. British Journal of Psychiatry , 202(5), 342-346. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjp.bp.112.114074
Minnis, Helen ; Macmillan, Susan ; Pritchett, Rachel ; Young, David ; Wallace, Brenda ; Butcher, John ; Sim, Fiona ; Baynham, Katie ; Davidson, Claire ; Gillberg, Christopher . / Prevalence of reactive attachment disorder in a deprived population. In: British Journal of Psychiatry . 2013 ; Vol. 202, No. 5. pp. 342-346.
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Prevalence of reactive attachment disorder in a deprived population. / Minnis, Helen; Macmillan, Susan; Pritchett, Rachel; Young, David; Wallace, Brenda; Butcher, John; Sim, Fiona; Baynham, Katie; Davidson, Claire; Gillberg, Christopher .

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