Blog Posts - Attachment Disorder



What is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) F94.1?

By David Joel Miller. Reactive Attachment Disorder begins early in life. Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is one of those disorders which was moved in the DSM-5. It used to be included in the chapter on Disorders First Diagnosed in Infancy, …...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 20, 2016

What is Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) F94.1?

By David Joel Miller. Reactive Attachment Disorder begins early in life. Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD) is one of those disorders which was moved in the DSM-5. It used to be included in the chapter on Disorders First Diagnosed in Infancy, …...
by counseolrssoapbox on May 20, 2016

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.

By David Joel Miller. Stress can now be a mental illness. One of the changes in our thinking about mental illness that resulted from the process of revision of the DSM was the creation of a new separate chapter for … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on Apr 1, 2016

Trauma- and Stressor-Related Disorders.

By David Joel Miller. Stress can now be a mental illness. One of the changes in our thinking about mental illness that resulted from the process of revision of the DSM was the creation of a new separate chapter for … Continue reading →...
by counseolrssoapbox on Apr 1, 2016

Insecure Attachment Styles and Lack of Emotion Regulation Prompt Defense Mechanisms?

In Recovery circles and groups we are often struck by the common use of ego defense mechanisms in negotiating social  interactions. We have often queried why such a common use of these maladaptive means of regulating one’s emotions and oneR...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 22, 2016

Insecure Attachment Styles and Lack of Emotion Regulation Prompt Defense Mechanisms?

In Recovery circles and groups we are often struck by the common use of ego defense mechanisms in negotiating social  interactions. We have often queried why such a common use of these maladaptive means of regulating one’s emotions and oneR...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 22, 2016

Adapting the Maladaptive – How EMDR Reprocesses the Past

This is a good introduction (1) into EMDR, the theory behind it and how it works in reprocessing the past!   “EMDR: A Chance Discovery Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed by psychologist, Francine Shapiro, i...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 11, 2016

Adapting the Maladaptive – How EMDR Reprocesses the Past

This is a good introduction (1) into EMDR, the theory behind it and how it works in reprocessing the past!   “EMDR: A Chance Discovery Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) was developed by psychologist, Francine Shapiro, i...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 11, 2016

Compassion-Focused Therapy

  Part 4 “Theory Underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy The neurobiological model of CFT sees key anxieties as emerging from the interaction between the life history of the person and the “tricky” nature of our evolved brains (Gilbert,...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 7, 2016

Compassion-Focused Therapy

  Part 4 “Theory Underlying Compassion-Focused Therapy The neurobiological model of CFT sees key anxieties as emerging from the interaction between the life history of the person and the “tricky” nature of our evolved brains (Gilbert,...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 7, 2016

Impaired Self-Soothing and Emotional Regulation

Part 3 Impaired Self-Soothing and Emotional Regulation ” Liotti and Gilbert (2011), Fonagy (1996), and many other developmentally based researchers describe how people cannot learn to emotionally regulate in the same way as they learn facts. So...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 5, 2016

Impact of Trauma on Compassion

Part 2 Impact of Trauma on Compassion “The capacity to be sensitive to suffering and the motivation to facilitate well-being are connected to a sense of belonging and secure safe relationships (Gilbert, 2009). Such social conditions create inte...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Mar 4, 2016

Wired to connect: How The Emotional Brain and Trauma (Part 2)

Following on from yesterday’s blog on The Emotional Brain… Part 2 TRAUMA AND THE BRAIN “When human connections go awry, especially early in life, brain circuitry can be impacted. Chronic misattunement, neglect, or abuse on the paren...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Feb 18, 2016

Wired to connect: How The Emotional Brain is wired by Attachment (Part 1)

  Excellent overview here (1) of how the emotional brain is altered due to the effects of insecure attachment to primary caregivers and the consequences this may have on later emotion processing and regulation. This overview will be in thee part...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Feb 17, 2016

Attachment Style, Alexithymia, and Psychiatric Disorders in Alcoholic Inpatients

How Insecure Attachment Creates the Emptiness Within?  This article (1) is one of the most profound studies into the effects of insecure attachment on alcohol dependence and co-occurring disorders. As such I would urge you to read it as it appears t...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Feb 15, 2016

Attachment relationships among alcohol dependent persons

This article (1)  presents the results of a study on alcohol dependent patients attachment style and its various dimensions. This study demonstrated that that people with alcohol dependence significantly differ from non-alcoholics in terms of attach...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Feb 14, 2016

Holidays Schmolidays

Something that seems to be common amongst adoptive families is tough holidays. It is prone to make one grinchly be heard to say “holidays schmolidays”!! It is hard to watch the warm, sweet commercials with huge family dinners, perfect pr...
by Positive Parenting Skills on Dec 22, 2015

This Fleshy Hunger

In our sister blog Inside the Alcoholic Brain –  http://insidethealcoholicbrain.com/ I had a comment posted on one of the blogs about the pain and heartache that one person had faced as the result of her partner’s addictive behaviour. T...

Alcohol Addiction and the Attachment System

Attachment Style, Alexithymia, and Psychiatric Disorders in Alcoholic Inpatients   This excellent article (1) presented the idea, formulated by Fonagy et al. (2002) that the way people’s attachment system is organized, corresponds both with th...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 30, 2015

What is Missing in the “Hole in the Soul”?

PART 2 Following directly on from our Previous blog on  Maternal Neglect: Oxytocin, Dopamine and the Neurobiology of Attachment Fig 2   “Infants of caregivers who are available, responsive and sensitive to their emotional and physical nee...
by Inside The Alcoholic Brain on Jun 24, 2015


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