PRIMAL DEPRESSION By N., Sam M.S. - 10 Early childhood depression supposedly brought on by distant or missing parents. The expression is today considered obsolete. PRIMAL DEPRESSION: "Karl's "primal depression" had always held him back in interpersonal relationships." Related Psychology Terms SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) CHILD PSYCHIATRY Using the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale: A Case Study on Grief Developing a Case Study ADOLESCENCE (Theories) Dissociative Identity Disorder DISCIPLINE (literally, “to learn”) Diagnosis and Treatment Planning OVERPROTECTION (“Momlsm”) FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "PRIMAL DEPRESSION," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 28, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/primal-depression/ (accessed December 8, 2022).