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Be warned - this is not about avoidant or ambivalent attachment patterns.
on 14 April 2014
Chapter one begins well, - we read about secure and insecure attachments,
secure, avoidant, ambivalent and disorganised.
The second chapter begins with a description of other attachment disorders -
and for the rest of the book there is a complete lack of
clarity regarding what type of insecure attachment is being described -
it seems to be the disorganised type. but then also refers to ADHD, CD,
ODD, and pervasive development disorder/autistic disorder.
It appears that the attachment disorder as defined in this book is either the disorganised
and/or one or other of the above. The distinctions are never made clear, and are lumped together
to form a homogenous whole.
So be warned - It is not about avoidant or ambivalent insecure attachment patterns at all.