anaclitic depression


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Noun1.anaclitic depression - severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substituteanaclitic depression - severe and progressive depression in infants who lose their mother and do not get a suitable substitute
clinical depression, depressive disorder, depression - a state of depression and anhedonia so severe as to require clinical intervention
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(11,12) Harlow's studies were influenced by observations of how infants raised in orphanages without physical contact or loving nurturance became profoundly depressed (named 'anaclitic depression') and often died.
Categorizing depression into anaclitic depression, which comes from feelings of loneliness, and introjective depression, from feelings of failure and worthlessness, Experienced Of Depression goes on to explore a widening range of assessment and treatment tools and methods to help those in greatest need.
This comes in addition to other expressions that existed beforehand, such as anaclitic depression, thoughts and fears about death.