The Neufeld Scientific Research Centre


  • “…anxious attachment is linked to ADHD and that insecurely attached students are more likely to be diagnosed with ADHD. Secure children, on the other hand have longer attention spans and higher cognitive test scores” (Bergin & Bergin, 2009)
  • “Children who are repeatedly exposed to anxiety early in life may be at risk for over-activation of the amygdala, which can lead to chronic problems with attention and thought” (Bergin & Bergin, 2009, p. 148)
  • Bergin, C., & Bergin, D. (2009). Attachment in the Classroom. Educational Psychology Review, 21, 141-170.