The new criteria for RAD are as follows…
- The child rarely or minimally seeks comfort when distressed.
- The child rarely or minimally responds to comfort when distressed.
B. A persistent social or emotional disturbance characterized by at least two of the following:
- Minimal social and emotional responsiveness to others
- Limited positive affect
E. The criteria are not met for autism spectrum disorder.
F. The disturbance is evident before age 5 years.
G. The child has a developmental age of at least nine months.
Specify if Persistent: The disorder has been present for more than 12 months.
- Lack of conscience or empathy for others, manifesting in antisocial behavior
- Severe aggression that (at times) may appear deliberate on the part of the child
- Property destruction
- Pathological lying
- Removing and hiding food from the family’s kitchen or refrigerator
- Inappropriate sexual behavior
- Manipulative behavior
Abuse and neglect can contribute to the development of personality disorders in adults.
Updated March 1, 2016