A 48-year-old member asked:
How do i get help for separation anxiety?
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A Verified Doctoranswered
16 years experience
Psychotherapy: I recommend that you find a trusted psychologist/therapist with whom you can understand the causes of your separation anxiety (e.g. Early trauma, neglect) and learn tools to help with it.
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A member asked:
Why does my child get separation anxiety?
3 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Laura Webbanswered
Pediatrics 15 years experience
Object permanence: Around 4-7 months babies develop a sense of object permanence, which means they can tell when something is gone (and this includes their parents!) and don't yet have a concept of time, so they don't know you will return. To minimize this anxiety try leaving your child with familiar caregivers such as grandparents or a babysitter they are used too.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
How can I help my baby manage separation anxiety?
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Dr. James Fergusonanswered
Pediatrics 48 years experience
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 they do not see you, so they begin to express fear when you leave. This improves gradually after games like peek-a- boo teach the concept. Accept this as a normal stage.Avoid showing anxiety as baby will sense it & worry. Comfort baby at all times.
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Last updated Jul 6, 2013
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