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cause of separation anxiety disorder

A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miroslava Fox
14 years experience Clinical Psychology
See Below: Adult separation anxiety might occur during the break up of relationship with strong emotional attachment to the person being separated from:marriage, ... Read More
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
31 years experience Clinical Psychology
Fears and dependency: Individuals suffering separation anxiety in adulthood can become anxious, angry, irritable or even depressed about actual or pending separations betwe ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sep. anxiety: Similar to youngsters but more dysfunction in daily activities.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Have you looked in: To working with a child psychologist or psychiatrist or a developmental specialist.
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Fred Gallo
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
SAD: Psychological problem involving severe anxiety at separation from persons strongly attached to, such as parents. Most common in children age 3 and yo ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Ciaramicoli
44 years experience Clinical Psychology
Anxiety Disorder: It is important to understand how your sensitivity developed and how to go about lessening your fear. Confide in those close to you to see if you unc ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Teen anxiety: It is truly difficult to be a teen. They are going through a stage of development where they strive (sometimes obnoxiously) to be independent and thei ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Yes, it can: Happen - it is not exclusive to 5 year old kids starting kindergarten or really tiny children.
A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivan Greenspan
20 years experience Clinical Psychology
Take it slow: If your child has separation anxiety disorder your child may simply have developmental delays that prevent her from developing an autonomous self unti ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yup: The formal Dx is for young children thru adolescents - but management for mothers is not too different. Perhaps your kid(s) have some too. A psycholo ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Barrios
22 years experience Child Psychiatry
There is help: Please see a therapies quickly and make sure they are well versed in CBT which is cognitive behavioral therapy. This is the type of therapy that is mo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Patience & comfort: Infants become aware of the difference between primary caregivers and others @ 6-9 mo. Sadly, their brains don't allow them to realize you exist when ... Read More
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