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I hear you that those behaviors fit, which is why I recommended that book. I do not, though, diagnose children with adult disorders. The behavior in children is simply a coping mechanism when reinforced in their current environment, which includes peers. We call it a disorder when someone graduates to adulthood but still uses those childlike strategies to get needs met.

I suspect you already know this, based on your interest in this topic :) My response is really for others who may read and not realize these diagnoses don't belong to children.

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Rev Christie Bates

Brainspotting Practitioner, Contemplative Therapist & Spiritual Director Dedicated to Seeing Clearly