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Maternal Deprivation Versus Attachment Privation. Which Is Worse?

Rutter defines privation as the complete failure of the child to develop an attachment/emotional bond with anyone at all. This may occur when the child has many different, transient carers e.g. a succession of unsatisfactory short term foster carers) or when there is severe family discord. One major set of studies Rutter carried out, known …

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The Fantasy Bond Originating From An Impoverished Mother-Child Relationship.

If, as babies and infants, our relationship with our mother (or other primary carers) was impoverished, misattuned and lacking in security and our mother/primary carer was insufficiently attuned to our basic needs and could not be relied upon to comfort us during periods of distress then, as a form of psychological defence, we may develop, …

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Childhood Rejection Leading To Possessive Behavior In Adult Relationships

If we were rejected when we were children by parents / primary carers this can have a profound effect upon our adult, intimate relationships, causing them to be ruined by perpetual, intense fear of losing our partner and re-experiencing the intolerable emotional pain that was generated by our experience of rejection and abandonment when young. …

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Relationship Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (ROCD)

We have already seen, in other posts that I have published on this site, that significant and protracted childhood trauma can put the individual who suffers it at higher risk of developing various psychiatric problems later on in life, including obsessive-compulsive disorder.  In this particular article, however, I will concentrate upon a variant of obsessive-compulsive …

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The Vital Importance Of Mother-Baby Attunement (Limbic Resonance) In Early Life

  One way of describing the brain is to represent it as comprising three parts that developed at different times during our evolutionary history : The reptilian brain (this is the most primitive part of the brain): this part of the brain is involved in basic functions such as breathing and heart rate. The limbic …

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Why Some Parents Can’t Love Their Children

It is generally assumed that parents (in particular, mothers) have an innate, instinctive, natural, and inborn capacity to love their children unconditionally. However, sadly, this is not the case. In this article, I will look at some of the most common factors that may inhibit a parent’s inclination to love his/her children : Factors  That …

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Effects Of Divorce On Children Under Five On Relationship With Parents

What Are The Effects Of Divorce On Children Under Five? I have already written more generally about the effect of divorce on children elsewhere on this site (click here to read one of my related articles). However, this article considers the effect on children who are particularly young (under the age of five years) with …

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The ‘Still Face’ Experiment: The Importance Of The Mother-Child Bond.

  As newborn babies, we enter the world ‘hard-wired’ (i.e. neurologically predisposed) and driven to form a powerful bond with our primary carer. How well the quality of this bond (which psychologists normally refer to as ‘attachment’) develops has a critical impact on the infant’s psychological and emotional development. Indeed, if the manner in which …

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Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder (AvPD)

The Link Between Childhood Emotional Neglect And Avoidant Personality Disorder : It is thought that about 2-3% of individuals within the U.S. suffer from an avoidant personality disorder (AvPD). This disorder can often be linked to childhood emotional neglect. Those who suffer from the disorder tend to be preoccupied with the faults and failings they …

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