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A 46-year-old member asked:

Someone i know has separation anxiety, what to do?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Encourage : That person to consider therapy (such as psychotherapy or cognitive behavioral therapy).

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How to know if I have separation anxiety, or am i just clingy.?

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Dr. Jonathan Shedler
Clinical Psychology 15 years experience
Semantics?: It's not clear what distinction you are trying to make. One term (separation anxiety) sounds more "clinical, " one more informal, but they may well refer to exactly the same thing. Perhaps what you are asking is whether you have a problem that could benefit from professional help? If the problem (whatever you label it) is causing distress or affecting your functioning, then the answer is yes.

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