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paternal deprivation

  lossof the father, or growing up without a steady father figure may have deprivation effects,including a range of emotional and social disturbancesdepending on the nature and length of the absence.

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June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.