Complications of reactive attachment disorder can continue into adulthood and can include:

  • Delayed learning or physical growth
  • Poor self-esteem
  • Delinquent or antisocial behavior
  • Relationship problems
  • Temper or anger problems
  • Eating problems, which can lead to malnutrition in severe cases
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Academic problems
  • Drug and alcohol addiction
  • Unemployment or frequent job changes
  • Inappropriate sexual behavior
Jul. 06, 2011