separation anxiety

the normal fear and apprehension expressed by infants when removed from their mothers or approached by strangers.
any similar reaction in later life caused by separation from familiar surroundings or close friends or family. Unabridged
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separation anxiety
psychoanal a state of distress felt at the prospect of being separated from a familiar or beloved person

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separation anxiety sep·a·ra·tion anxiety (sěp'ə-rā'shən)
A child's apprehension or fear associated with his or her separation from a parent or other significant person.

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Example sentences
Its wireless sub has separation anxiety and refused to operate more than a few
  yards from the main unit.
Psychological impacts of long-term separation anxiety.
Psychological impacts of long-term separation anxiety.
Maxwell suffers from separation anxiety and extreme dog aggression, he goes
  crazy at the sight of other dogs.
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