Understanding Maternal Deprivation

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Mother, you had me, But I never had you / I wanted you, but you didn’t want me/So I just got to tell you/ Goodbye ~John Lennon

According to the maternal deprivation hypothesis infants regardless of whether they are puppies, monkeys or humans will not develop normally unless they receive the warm loving attention of a mother figure to who they can become attached.




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Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Rev. Sheri Heller, LCSW

Therapist, Coach & Author. Complex Trauma & Addiction. Dual citizen 🇺🇸 🇨🇦 traveler, lover of art and nature. I appreciate the absurd. Sheritherapist.com

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