My RAD ChildWritten by Brenda Hoffman
When I say RAD you may think of a child that is far beyond normal. Well, mine is in a way. You see, in this case RAD stands for Reactive Attachment Disorder. If you haven't heard of this condition before, you're not alone!
What is RAD? It occurs whenever a child's basic physical and emotional needs are neglected during infancy. This results in child developing a resistance to social interaction, their seeking of isolation, their being difficult to comfort, and their avoiding physical contact, especially from caregiver.
While RAD may sound like PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), they are different from each other. Usually PTSD is a "starting point" for a child to be diagnosed with RAD. They are similar in that: (1.) Both have been caused by trauma. (2.) Both cause night terrors. (3.) Both lead children to have tantrums or shut down in fear over incidents that remind them of traumatic event. These children may even act blank at times, seemingly loosing their place in time. (4.) They rage after being exposed to something that reminds them of frightening situation - hitting, punching and seeming to fight for their lives. (5.) They are hypervigilant (constantly on high alert). The primary difference between RAD and PTSD lies in fact that due to trauma in RAD children being caused by their first primary caretakers, these children are not easily comforted by their caretakers. RAD children also resist social interaction and physical contact.
There are a few things that need to be done to help these RAD children. First of all, they need to be living in a safe environment where their emotional and physical needs are met. Secondly, parents must learn therapeutic parenting. These specialized parenting techniques are meant to help child. They are much more effective whenever they're supported by your community. Things such as encouraging your child to practice trusting you as a family, meaning that they need full front-to-front hugs, deep eye gazing, and lap-sitting with their nuclear family. This, of course, takes a lot of time and energy. Parents need to understand their child's behaviors and how he/she looks at themselves and world around them. This means understanding that children have learned to see adults as uncaring, mean, rejecting, violent, unreliable, unresponsive, and/or absent. This obviously cannot be changed by simply placing them in a better environment. It takes work!
Scott A. Greenberg Announces Website UpdateWritten by Sara Goldstein
Orlando Florida cosmetic surgeon, Scott A. Greenberg, MD, FACS recently released a website update located at http://www.scottgreenbergmd.com. The website features surgeons profile detailing Dr. Greenberg’s background and expertise. It also includes each of procedures that he performs in Orlando Florida area. These procedures include belt lipectomy/body lift, body contouring after weight loss, breast augmentation, breast lift, breast reduction, chin augmentation, ear surgery, eyelid surgery, face lift, neck lift, forehead lift, brow lift, gastric bypass, laser hair removal, laser surgery, lip enhancement, liposuction, nasal surgery, thigh/buttock lift and tummy tucks.