MARASMUS

is a condition which results in- apathy, withdrawal from normal routines, emaciation from a lack of protein nutrition and if marasmus isn't treated effectively the physiological and psychological development of the individual can become depressed and even stop wholly.

MARASMUS: "Marasmus is often seen as a precursor to depression if left untreated- symptoms include a general withdrawal from normal routines and cease in functioning of some day to day activities."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MARASMUS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/marasmus/ (accessed July 11, 2020).
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