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emancipation disorder

a disorder in which an adolescent or young adult experiences conflict between a desire for freedom from parental control and the responsibilities of independence. Symptoms may include indecisiveness, homesickness, excessive dependence on peers, and paradoxical overdependence on parental advice. Also called emancipation disorder of adolescence and early adulthood.

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Judgment of Line Orientation (JLO)

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