emotional deprivation


a lack of adequate psychological nurturance, usually occurring in the early developmental years.

Nearby words

  1. emote,
  2. emoticon,
  3. emotion,
  4. emotional,
  5. emotional correctness,
  6. emotional disorder,
  7. emotional eating,
  8. emotional illness,
  9. emotional intelligence,
  10. emotional labour

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Medicine definitions for emotional deprivation

emotional deprivation


The lack of adequate and appropriate interpersonal and environmental interaction, usually in the early developmental years.

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