emotional deprivation

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loss or absence of parts, organs, powers, or things that are needed.
emotional deprivation deprivation of adequate and appropriate interpersonal or environmental experience, usually in the early developmental years.
maternal deprivation the result of premature loss or absence of the mother or of lack of proper mothering; see also maternal deprivation syndrome.
sensory deprivation a condition in which an individual receives less than normal sensory input. It can be caused by physiological, motor, or environmental disruptions. Effects include boredom, irritability, difficulty in concentrating, confusion, and inaccurate perception of sensory stimuli. Auditory and visual hallucinations and disorientation in time and place indicate perceptual distortions due to sensory deprivation. Symptoms can be produced by solitary confinement, loss of sight or hearing, paralysis, and even by ordinary hospital bed rest.
sleep deprivation a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as prolonged periods of time without sleep (sustained, natural, periodic suspension of relative consciousness).
thought deprivation blocking (def. 2).

e·mo·tion·al dep·ri·va·tion

lack of adequate and appropriate interpersonal or environmental experiences, or both, usually in the early developmental years.

emotional deprivation

Etymology: L, emovere, to disturb, deprivare, to deprive
a lack of adequate warmth, affection, and interest, especially of a parent or significant nurturer. It is a relatively common problem among institutionalized persons or children from broken homes.

emo·tion·al dep·ri·va·tion

(ē-mō'shŭn-ăl dep'ri-vā'shŭn)
Lack of adequate and appropriate interpersonal or environmental experiences, or both, usually in the early developmental years.
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During a childhood of material and emotional deprivation, he began drawing and retreating into these imaginative worlds," writes Gabler.
For Pakistan, the shutdown of cricket relations with India has brought not only cultural and emotional deprivation but also financial loss, because it has cut them off from the colossal revenues generated from Indian media.
We should also not forget that the young people perpetrating this serious abuse have often themselves experienced significant emotional deprivation and other forms of abuse.
Yet contact with the outside world is of particular importance for these juvenile detainees, "many of whom may have behavioral problems related to emotional deprivation or a lack of social skills," the CPT points out.
If anxiety felt in the womb has such an impact, it follows that emotional deprivation in childhood will have dire results.
The argument goes that where a youngster is deprived of love and guidance at home, and especially where there is abuse, that child will invariably suffer from social and emotional deprivation.
Still, emotional deprivation has cost her more than she cares to admit, and she holds her loneliness at arm's length by working