Have you all been to www.attach.org ? They are a group that focuses on attachment. Learning about it, preventing disorders of it, treating disorders of it, educating people about it. I get their newsletter and a couple of weeks ago I recieved one about Developmental Trauma Disorder. It said that they are supporting the inclusion of this diagnosis in the upcoming revised DSM (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual, considered the defining text on mental illness in this country). Since I had never heard of DTD, I looked into it a bit. I went in to the website of the folks who have put together the criteria for this as a diagnosis for children and found their proposal. They are The Trauma Center and are part of Justice Resource Institute.
I should warn people that the paper is 33 pages long, but it is very readable, especially for this sort of thing. It really is probably closer to 28 pages and me personally, I skipped all the tables. So actually maybe more like 25 pages.
It is here.
So, what do you think?