Disorganized Attachment: Definition, Causes, & Signs
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “Disorganized Attachment vs Avoidant Attachment” and revised “What to Do If You Have a Disorganized Attachment Style”. New material written by Eric Patterson, LPC, and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD.
Author: Silvi Saxena, MBA, MSW, LSW, CCTP, OSW-C
Reviewer: Dena Westphalen, PharmD