SYMBIOTIC PSYCHOSIS

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situation which usually happens with children from 2 to 5 years old, where child is completely emotionally attached to mother, and reacts stressfully if possibility for separation occurs. Some of the symptoms of this situation can be attributed to the Separation anxiety disorder; this is also named symbiotic infantile psychosis or symbiotic infantile psychotic syndrome.

SYMBIOTIC PSYCHOSIS: "Example: elements of symbiotic psychosis often appear when the mother returns to work after longer period of caring alone for the child."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "SYMBIOTIC PSYCHOSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 13, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/symbiotic-psychosis/ (accessed July 3, 2022).

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