Invisible Illness
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Invisible Illness

Deprived of Human Touch

Photo Elia Pelle on Unsplash

As humans, we crave to be touched. From birth up until today, our innate need for physical human contact remains.

Being “touch-starved” — also known as having “skin hunger” or “touch deprivation” — occurs when a person experiences little or no touch from others — and it can be more damaging to the psyche than you may have…



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Roxanna Azimy

Interested in all things ethics, culture, gender, health & psychology. Asking the hard questions but not claiming to have all the answers.