ACS are issues faced by an adopted child that affects his or her emotional quotient, and reflected through behavioral patterns. Symptoms include depression, anxiety, lack of eye contact, inability to mix with society or own siblings, etc.
HOW IS ADOPTED CHILD SYNDROME DIAGNOSED?
There are emotional and psychological observations and tests done to detect the syndrome which are: • Depression • Anxiety • Self esteem issues • Reactive attachment disorder (RAD) • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) • Identity development • General feeling of grief, loss and rejection.
HOW IS ADOPTED CHILD SYNDROME TREATED?
ACS is completely an emotional and mental turmoil that adopted children undergo hence treatment of such issues may be dealt with counseling only. However certain medicines to reduce nervous disorders or anxiety may be given to patient.