As clarified in DSM-IV-TR, A disorder of infancy and early childhood with symptoms of inappropriate social relations. It is further evidenced by persistent failure to initiate or to respond appropriately in social situations or by complete lack of appropriate restraint in regards to certain attachments. It is also defined by indications of inadequate care, assumed to be responsible for the disability to relate social in appropriate ways.

REACTIVE ATTACHMENT DISORDER: "Sully was exhibiting classic signs of reactive attachment disorder."