Reattach Therapy – its Efficacy in Treating Conduct Disorder – a Case Study

Ritu CHAUHAN
Cogent Psychodiagnostics Bangalore, India
E-mail: ritu.chauhan.contact@gmail.com
Received: 09-July-2020
Revised: 10-August-2020
Accepted: 16-August-2020
Online first: 18-August-2020

Abstract

Introduction: Conduct Disorder with its prevalence varying from 5.8% to 8.7% is characterised by repetitive and persistent patterns of antisocial, aggressive or defiant behaviour with persistent violation of age – appropriate social expectations. Major symptoms can be aggressive, destructive behaviour, with no remorse about hurting others. Other symptoms include poor academic performance and social isolation.

Objective: The aim of this study is to find out the efficacy of ReAttach therapy in the treatment and management of Conduct Disorder.

Method – Case Report: A 13 year old adolescent living in a children’s home was brought in with chief complaints of destructive behaviour with no fear of punishment, and caught rubbing fecal material on the walls. Aggression, physical violence and threatening behaviour towards fellow children, and cruelty towards animals. He was socially isolated, had poor concentration, anxious behaviour and poor academic performance.

Intervention: The ReAttach Therapy has been found to be the most effective treatment in this case study. Since this adolescent was defiant, destructive, aggressive, prone to lying and making up false stories, his therapeutic intervention through linear analytic verbal techniques and mainstream interventions may not have brought holistic effectiveness in treatment. ReAttach therapy opened up vast possibilities to capture intricate relationships between his maladaptive beliefs, emotions, and traumatic memories by providing access to his cognitive structures.

Conclusion: Post therapy results indicated a subjective and objective improvement in the patient after 5 sessions of ReAttach therapy.

Key words: reattach therapy, adolescent onset, conduct disorder

Citation: Chauhan, R. Reattach Therapy – its Efficacy in Treating Conduct Disorder – a Case Study. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 2020 Dec 25; 3(2): 4-11. https://doi.org/10.26407/2020jrtdd.1.33

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REATTACH WITHIN NEUROREHABILITATION: A CASE REPORT

Corry HEESTERBEEK
ReAttach & Neurorevalidatie
Meanderstraat 15,
5563BL Westerhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: corryheesterbeek.reattach.nah@gmail.com
Received: 27-April-2018
Revised: 25-May-2018
Accepted: 16-July-2018
Online first 18-July-2018

Abstract

INTRODUCTION: Physiotherapists pay more and more attention to improving sensory integration when treating people with a brain injury. It is also more common for physiotherapists to pay attention to cognitive rehabilitation and psychosocial factors. ReAttach is a short-term multimodal intervention combining: a) sensory integration, b) cognitive rehabilitation and c) systemic work.
Recently ReAttach was introduced in the field of neuro-rehabilitation and therefore it is professionally applied by medics (physiotherapists, speech therapists and occupational therapists) and by neuropsychologists as well.
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this case-study is to evaluate the effectivity of ReAttach in a patient with CVA by applying the intervention which includes stimulation of sensory integration and cognitive rehabilitation. Can this patient with CVA benefit from ReAttach?
METHOD: Five ReAttach sessions were applied to a patient with CVA in both hemispheres. Also his wife received five ReAttach sessions as part of the systemic approach. Pre- and post- measurements on functional skills, balance, fatigue and global condition were conducted to evaluate results. Follow up after 2 months.
RESULTS: The results of this case-study suggest that by simultaneously stimulating sensory integration, cognitive rehabilitation and influencing environmental factors (ReAttach) a significant positive change can be achieved in a patient with CVA.
CONCLUSION: Although this result is promising, more research is needed to further investigate the effectivity of ReAttach in larger controlled samples in neuro-rehabilitation. This case-study must be interpreted as a first positive impression.

Key words: Neurorehabilitation, physiotherapy, brain injury, medic, systemic approach, cognitive rehabilitation

 

Citation:

Heesterbeek, C. ReAttach within Neurorehabilitation: A Case Report. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2018 Aug 15; 1(1):36-43. https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.7

Copyright ©2018 Heesterbeek, C. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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Corry HEESTERBEEK

ReAttach & Neurorevalidatie
Meanderstraat 15, 5563BL Westerhoven, The Netherlands
E-mail: corryheesterbeek.reattach.nah@gmail.com

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REDUCING SYMPTOMS OF SOCIAL ANXIETY IN A YOUNG ADULT: A CASE STUDY ON REATTACH

Renske TER MAAT
Private practice, Nijmegen,
The Netherlands
E-mail: renske.termaat@hotmail.com
Received: 27-April-2018
Revised: 18-June-2018
Accepted: 29-June-2018
Online first 2-July-2018

Abstract

Introduction: ReAttach is a new, multi-modal psychological intervention based on the theoretical principles of arousal regulation, information processing and schema therapy. Practical research indicates that ReAttach significantly reduces psychological problems in both adults and children. Theories on ReAttach state that this is done by creating functional schemas, which in turn create more effective coping styles in clients and decrease psychological distress.

Objectives: This article aims to provide a better understanding of ReAttach theory and give insight in the treatment process.

Methods: This is done by linking theory to the treatment process of a young adult (N=1) with symptoms of social anxiety.

Results: The psychological distress in the client decreased from 32 (serious problems) to 12 (no problems).

Conclusion: ReAttach decreased symptoms of anxiety in the young adult and the theoretical principles of arousal regulation, information processing and schema therapy seem applicable to the case.

Key words: treatment, social anxiety, information processing, arousal regulation, schema therapy.

 

Citation: Ter Maat, R. Reducing Symptoms of Social Anxiety in a Young Adult: A Case Study on ReAttach. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2018 Aug 15; 1(1):27-35.https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.4

Copyright ©2018 Ter Maat, R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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EFFECTIVENESS OF REATTACH THERAPY IN MANAGEMENT OF EMOTIONAL DYSREGULATION WITH OCPD, PTSD, ANXIETY AND STRESS IN YOUNG ADULTS

Ritu CHAUHAN
Cogent Psychodiagnostics Bangalore, India
E-mail: ritu.chauhan.contact@gmail.com
Received: 27-April-2018
Revised: 19-May-2018
Accepted: 21-May-2018
Online first 25-May-2018

Abstract

Emotional dysregulation has three major components which contribute to some of the major symptomatology in disorders like Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, anxiety and stress. These components are: excessive intensity of emotions, poor processing of emotions and negative reactivity to emotions, which overlap as well as distinct symptoms with possible manifestations of emotional dysregulation like angry outbursts or behaviour outbursts such as destroying or throwing objects, aggression towards self or others, and threats to kill oneself, especially in young adults. These patients have a chronically and ongoing difficult time with the level of cooperation and social ability required for a healthy and fulfilling existence. ReAttach Therapy through its Multiple Sensory Integration Processing by Cognitive Bias Modification, has been found to be very helpful in the effective management of maladaptive emotions and helps developing interpersonal effectiveness, emotion regulation skills (expressing emotions effectively), behaviour control and distress situations management skills, which in turn helps the overall decrease in symptomatology of the above mentioned disorders.

Key words: Emotional Dysregulation, ReAttach Therapy, Cognitive Bias Modification,  Distress Situation Management Skills.

Citation: Chauhan, R. Effectiveness of ReAttach Therapy in Management of Emotional Dysregulation with OCPD, PTSD, Anxiety and Stress in Young Adults. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities. 2018 Aug 15; 1(1):15-26. https://doi.org/10.26407/2018jrtdd.1.2

Copyright ©2018 Chauhan, R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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