Misdirected attachment behaviour - An unusual outcome of repeated hospitalization?

J. Evans, P. Rowe, S. Davidson

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This paper describes an infant with multiple congenital anomalies who developed an unusual reaction to recurrent hospitalization before age two. After spending much of her first year in hospital, she protested strongly whenever she left the hospital. We report the evolution and treatment of this patient's misdirected attachment behaviour.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)412-416
Number of pages5
JournalCanadian Journal of Psychiatry
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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