attachment disorder


noun Psychology.

an emotional and behavioral disorder arising from a failure to form a strong bond with one’s primary caregiver in early childhood and affecting one’s social relationships in later childhood and adulthood.See also attachment(def 3a).

Nearby words

  1. attachable,
  2. attache,
  3. attached,
  4. attached gingiva,
  5. attachment,
  6. attachment of earnings,
  7. attachment parenting,
  8. attachment theory,
  9. attaché,
  10. attaché case

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