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attachment disorder


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A behavioral disorder caused by the lack of an emotionally secure attachment to a caregiver in the first two years of life, characterized by an inability to form healthy relationships and often by poor impulse control, chronic anger, and antisocial tendencies.

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  • noun psychology A condition where a person, especially a child, has difficulty, or is incapable of, bonding with others.


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