Disinhibited Social Engagement Disorder (DSED)

Disinhibited social engagement disorder (DSED) is a behavioral disorder that occurs in young children. It is an attachment disorder that makes it hard for children to form an emotional bond with others. But you may notice that children with DSED can easily talk to strangers and mingle with them.

Adjustment Disorders

Adjustment disorders are stress-related conditions. You experience more stress than expected in response to a stressful or unexpected event. The stress causes significant problems in your relationships, at work or school.

Work problems, going away to school, an illness, the death of a close family member, or any number of life changes can cause stress. Most of the time, adults adjust to such changes within a few months, whereas with children, it may take much longer. If a child has an adjustment disorder, they will continue to have emotional or behavioral reactions that can contribute to feeling anxious or depressed for an extended period.

Unclassified and Unspecified Trauma and Stressor-Related Disorders

Childhood stress and trauma can have a serious impact on the health and life of a child and should always be taken as seriously as any other trauma-related disorder. Our Hillside Horizon for Teens team is fully equipped and capable of treating unspecified trauma and stressor-related conditions and the more commonly known trauma disorders your child may be struggling with.

Some emotional and behavioral reactions to trauma do not fit in the normal realm of diagnosed traumas, which is where this category comes into light. It can describe symptoms associated with more commonly known trauma disorders that cause distress and impairment that do not necessarily meet the full criteria for diagnosis. An unspecified trauma and stressor-related disorder diagnosis may be made when there is insufficient information to make a specific diagnosis.


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