A secure attachment will enable parents to take the greatest possible pleasure in their child. Securely attached children develop better language skills, are more flexible and persistent in solving problems, are better able to empathize with other children, make more friends, and are likely to be happier in their adult relationships. — PD Dr. med Karl Heinz Brisch

OA PD Dr. med. Karl Heinz Brisch

born 1955, Dr. med. habil., Privatdozent specializes in child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry and psychotherapy; psychosomatic medicine; neurology; and psychoanalysis.

As chief physician, he heads the Department of Pediatric Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy AT the Children's Clinic and Polyclinic at the Dr. von Hauner Children's Hospital at the University of Munich. He is teaching and a supervisory analyst at the Stuttgart Psychoanalytic Institute.

His areas of research include early childhood development and the development of attachment processes and their disorders.

His publications include works on the development of attachment in at-risk children and clinical attachment research. He has also published a book on the psychotherapeutic use of attachment theory in treating attachment disorders.