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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Emotional Deprivation of the Respondents: Emotional deprivation of the respondents through the visits measured has started with a lower level in the first visit and got increased in the subsequent visit.
Among the five subschemas in the disconnection/rejection domain, the emotional deprivation and mistrust/abuse schemas did not have a significant effect on peer connectedness.
No correlation was found between the emotional deprivation sub-dimension and the social information processing sub-dimension.
However, it was thought the inclusion of a general loneliness scale, such as the UCLA Loneliness Scale (Russell, 1996), may have influenced the responses to the loneliness at work scale, in that respondents may have failed to conceptually differentiate between work and non-work emotional deprivation and social companionship when responding to items.
Emotional deprivation and environmental stimulants were found to be related to each other.
Compared to these, Anna Swan's Statues Without Shadows is a rather grey tale of emotional deprivation.
Materially they may have everything, but designer clothes and the entire stock of Toys 'R' Us don't always make up for emotional deprivation.
Portal, meanwhile, falls in love with a late arrival, the flail Laura (Laurence Cote), whose earthly life has been a constant struggle against physical pain and emotional deprivation.
May travels back and forth from her severely elegant home with its sparse teas and breakfasts to the more opulent home of her dead husband's sister, replete with plush, well-padded furnishings and enormous meals, she gradually comes to realize the narrowness of her existence and the depth of her lifelong emotional deprivation.
In any country that we go to, the three most common hurts are the same: emotional deprivation in childhood, sexual abuse and unresolved grief for loss of a loved one," Fabricant-Linn said.
Certainly the thematics of the work have moved into an inconsolably depressed territory of emotional deprivation and squalor.
Juliet Gibbon, defending Walters, said Walters was brought up in a state orphanage in Russia and his early life was characterised by severe emotional deprivation.