Forming bonds plays a key role in childhood development. For children with attachment disorders, these connections can be challenging. Children with disinhibited social engagement disorder are overly comfortable with strangers, but they often struggle to form strong bonds with parents or primary caregivers.
Children who receive out-of-home care, such as foster care, group homes or child protection, are more likely to have an attachment disorder. These disorders are also more likely to be found in children who experience trauma. Only 6% of adopted children who did not receive special care have disinhibited social engagement disorder. However, 49% of adopted children who received out-of-home care show signs of the disorder.
Reading articles and information about disinhibited social engagement disorder can help you better identify and treat the condition.