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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A chronic inflammation of the lachrymal and salivary glands, often accompanied by rheumatoid arthritis and the presence of autoantibodies in the blood, occurring chiefly among women.

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  • n. An excessive, or unusually great involvement


After Henrik Samuel Conrad Sjögren (1899-1986), Swedish ophthalmologist.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From over- +‎ involvement (Wiktionary)


  • Buried in overattachment and overinvolvement is an assumption of fragility, the belief that by not having some nuance of need met, the child will be irrevocably harmed.

    Excerpt: A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano

  • Similarly, "you will find next to no scientific data on helicopter parenting," says Keene State College psychologist Neil Montgomery, using the popular term for parental overinvolvement.

    Complaining about a generation of spoiled kids -- again

  • Unfortunately parents thwart this process through overinvolvement in the college years, which is often preceded by overinvolvement in the high school years.

    The iConnected Parent

  • “Emotional overinvolvement,” however, is a term of art that requires a little explanation.

    Crazy Like Us

  • Collectively referred to as “high expressed emotion” they were criticism, hostility, and emotional overinvolvement.

    Crazy Like Us

  • Making the ill individual aware that his or her behavior and cognition are being monitored and judged was, she knew, a sign of emotional overinvolvement.

    Crazy Like Us

  • Psychology expert Hara Marano reveals how parental overinvolvement hinders a child’s development socially, emotionally, and neurologically.

    A Nation of Wimps: Summary and book reviews of A Nation of Wimps by Hara Estroff Marano.

  • More recently, the spokesman for the Pakistan armed forces criticized the "overinvolvement of Indians in Afghanistan," specifically warning against any Indian aid in training the Afghan Army.

    From Kabul to Kashmir

  • I think the problem was actually overinvolvement of government, with Congress meddling in the affairs of Wall Street and opening the door to subprime lending via the Community Reinvestment Act of 1977.

    Zooming In on Candidate Sarah Palin

  • You know, it was overinvolvement with my Google reader and blogging that got me to rethink my anti-schedule stance.

    childlike yes, but like a weaned child


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