PRIMAL ANXIETY

Also known as primal trauma, primal anxiety is the theory in psychoanalysis that states this basic form of anxiety is experienced when an infant is first separated from his/her mother.

PRIMAL ANXIETY: "Jodi's therapist was convinced that here deepest problems began with primal anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PRIMAL ANXIETY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primal-anxiety/ (accessed July 22, 2019).
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