Age Regression

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Not to be confused with "inner child", a term used in analytical psychology, or little, a descriptor of permanent internal age

age regression (n.)
Other formsage regressor (n.), age regressing (v.), age regressed (adj.)
Applies toheadmates
CoinerCarl Jung and John Bradshaw
OriginPsychiatric Term

Age regression occurs when someone reverts to a childlike state of mind, often as a coping mechanism due to trauma, depression, anxiety, or other mental health issues.

Age regression is also often done voluntarily for fun, and it can also be done as a stress reliever.

Some age regressors like to use child-like objects such as bottles and pacifiers, as well as enjoy partaking in activities such as drawing and playing with children’s toys. Those that age regress slip into a mindset known as littlespace.

Age regression can be experienced by both singlets and systems, and is not exclusive to any specific age range.

Related Terms[edit | edit source]

Pet regression refers to regressing to a non-human animal mindset.

Age sliding refers to headmates whose age changed somewhat frequently.

Age progression may be considered an antonym.

Isomorphic Regression can restore the facet to a specific age, but not necessarily always to the past