Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood - ACPN

Reactive Attachment Disorder of Infancy or Early Childhood

Reactive attachment disorder is a problem with social interaction that occurs when a child’s basic physical and emotional needs are neglected, particularly when the child is an infant.


Reactive attachment disorder is caused by abuse or neglect of an infant’s needs for:

Emotional bonds with a primary or secondary caretaker

  • Food
  • Physical safety
  • Touching

Delirium- is sudden severe confusion and rapid changes in brain function that occur with physical or mental illness.

Causes include:

  • Alcohol or sedative drug withdrawal
  • Drug abuse
  • Electrolyte or other body chemical disturbances
  • Infections such as urinary tract infections or pneumonia (more likely in people who already have brain damage from stroke or dementia)
  • Poisons
  • Surgery

Caffeine is a white, bitter crystalline alkaloid derived from coffee or tea. It belongs to a class of compounds called xanthines, its chemical formula being 1, 3, 7-trimethylxanthine. Caffeine is classified together with cocaine and amphetamines as an analeptic, or central nervous system stimulant. Coffee is the most abundant source of caffeine, although caffeine is also found in tea, cocoa, and cola beverages as well as in over-the-counter and prescription medications for pain relief.