When psychiatrist Dr. John Alston began treating children with reactive attachment disorder, he had it all wrong. He, like many other psychiatrists and various clinicians, put attachment-disordered children on medications for attention-deficit disorder and depression. “The result, quite frankly, was rather poor,” said Dr. Alston. “None of them seemed to adapt well to that group of medications.”
Once Dr. Alston began working exclusively with children with reactive attachment disorder at the Institute for Attachment and Child Development, he realized his mistakes. He also discovered what worked for the children.
Find out what medications work, and those that do not, for most children with RAD in our interview with Dr. Alston below.
Learn about a day in the life as a therapeutic treatment parent at IACD (and perhaps consider it for yourself in the future)