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anaclitic depression

anaclitic depression  

A form of depression manifested by infants, usually triggered by sudden separation from a parent after having had a normal relationship for at least six months, characterized by crying, apprehension, ...
attachment

attachment  

n. 1. (in psychology) the process of developing the first close selective relationship of a child’s life, most commonly with the mother. The relationship acts to reduce anxiety in strange settings ...
deprivation

deprivation  

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Loss; lacking in desired objects or aims. Within the less developed countries deprivation can be acute: water, housing, or food may be lacking. Within the developed world basic provisions may be ...
hospitalism

hospitalism  

A term introduced in 1945 by the Austrian psychoanalyst René A(rpad) Spitz (1887–1974) to denote the physical and psychological effects on an infant (up to 18 months old) of prolonged and total ...
infancy

infancy  

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In lay usage, an imprecisely defined period from birth to the age when a child is toilet trained and/or can feed, dress, and wash without the help of a parent or older sibling. Statistically the term ...
motherhood

motherhood  

GreekWomen were deemed to have a right to marriage and children. Physicians maintained that intercourse and childbirth were necessary to female health and prescribed pregnancy to cure pathological ...

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