Long-term consequences of early maternal deprivation
in serotonergic activity and HPA function in adult rat.
While Raz emphasizes the importance of sensory and maternal deprivation
theories, she is particularly concerned with cultural deprivation theory.
In Anna Freud's view, maternal deprivation
was a far more serious trauma than bombing: "The war acquires comparatively little significance for children so long as it only threatens their lives.
Betty painted "thin, nervous old women" who symbolized maternal deprivation
Early maternal deprivation
reduces the expression of BDNF and NMDA receptor subunits in rat hippocampus.
By definition, adopted children have lost their biological mother through death, abandonment or separation, thus experiencing maternal deprivation
, defined here as resulting from a wide range of possibilities, including maternal privation, being deprived of maternal care from birth or separated from the biological mother after some period of maternal care (Ainsworth, 1962; Gandelman, 1992).
The little boy who grows up with deep maternal deprivation
may be forgiven for developing internalised anger against female figures, since mother seems to have resources to meet his needs, but has failed to be present for him emotionally.