deprivation syndrome

deprivation syndrome

A state of developmental retardation, both physical and emotional, and sometimes intellectual, resulting from early parental rejection. The effect is lifelong and may involve grave psychosocial disadvantage.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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A post 9-11 world and the ensuing "war on terror" have provided the "new world order" warlords a new opportunity, suffering from enemy deprivation syndrome since the demise of the Cold War, to settle on a new potential bogeyman.
Risk of the "androgen deprivation syndrome" in men receiving androgen deprivation for prostate cancer.
DISCUSSION: The patient's clinical course and the topography and resolution of her MRI abnormalities suggest that this condition is an energy deprivation syndrome (EDs) [1].
She details research on gravity deprivation syndrome, the effects of staying in bed, and non-exercise activity, then outlines an action plan involving activities like stretching, standing up and sitting down, stairs, balance and posture, dancing, playing a musical instrument or sport, and how to convert these activities into lifelong habits.
A side effect from these drugs is a severe testosterone deficiency that creates a constellation of serious problems characterized as the "androgen deprivation syndrome."
All parents, as were these parents, are aware of the implications of the term "failure to thrive." Indeed the term "nonorganic failure to thrive" was itself preceded historically by the term "maternal deprivation syndrome." Parents must be acknowledged as the experts regarding their own children, and certainly most parents who have access to appropriate information and resources want only what is best for their children.
The doctors tell me there's almost an epidemic of EDS - Edna Deprivation Syndrome.
But there is a solution: it's called 'downshifting'--a new lifestyle and awareness where people jettison the 'deprivation syndrome', stop whingeing and demanding government handouts, and realise they can do fine with much less, and be much happier, healthier and more fulfilled into the bargain.
"This 'deprivation syndrome' induces politicians to distort policy to reduce taxation and increase public payments to wealthy households."
Psychologists say resort rage - or beach space deprivation syndrome - is taking its toll on holidaymakers.
THERE is a new illness sweeping the capitals of the world, and it's known as IDS, or Invitation Deprivation Syndrome. It erupts when journalists from small circulation newspapers fail to be invited to mingle with the great and the good at the local British Embassy.
Here are some nasties: Sarah Ferguson insisted her own father curtsey to her; Diana suffered limelight deprivation syndrome during the Falklands War; the Queen Mother was an alcoholic who paid her eighty-three staff a pittance whilst viewing her own gambling and wastefulness as a patriotic duty; Margaret expected appearance fees at charity events; Philip has regular appointments with other women for sex; Elizabeth retaliates by consistently refusing to make him her official consort; apart from William and Harry, they all insist everyone address them by royal title; and Philip, Charles and Andrew want a pay hike.