separation anxiety


separation anxiety

noun

: a feeling of strong fear and anxiety that is experienced by a young child when the child is separated from a parent

Full Definition of SEPARATION ANXIETY

:  a form of anxiety experienced by a young child and caused by separation from a significant nurturant figure and typically a parent or from familiar surroundings

First Known Use of SEPARATION ANXIETY

1943

separation anxiety

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of SEPARATION ANXIETY

: a form of anxiety that is caused by separation from a significant nurturant figure and typically a parent or from familiar surroundings and that has an onset during childhood or sometimes adolescence

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