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How Long Does Separation Anxiety Associated With Normal 10 Mo Last
Separation anxiety: is a normal part of child development which starts in infancy with stranger anxiety. It gradually subsides around the age 5 -6 yrs. by the time kids go to school it should be minimal to absent. If it is exaggerated, speak to a psychologist since it could be a sign that something else is happening (abuse or phobias). ...Read more
Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more
The separation anxiety phase with babies, how long does it usually last and how do we prevent or get rid of it?..
Normal stage : It is a normal stage in the development of a cild. By the age of 3 the child should begin to separate much easie . From your question it has probably started in your child bye fear of strangers usually begins about 9 months of age. This separation anxiety is normal so don't worry. All normal children go through it an come out of it being confident children. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 12 year old son is starting to have separation anxiety about going to a 3-week summer camp. Is this normal? What can I do?
Normal: Your son's concerns are likely normal. Often camp is one of the first big events in which children are separated from parents for an extended time. Validate his feelings but also remind him of the fun activities he will be doing. You can also work with him to develop a plan for coping if he is missing home. If possible hide a small care package in his bag to remind him of home when he gets there. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby is 9 months and all of a sudden he will not go into his crib. Is this separation anxiety? If so what do I do?
Top baby doc: One of the most prolific social media doctors who is also a baby sleep and feeding specialist is in your area! i suggest you contact her about this question or for a referral. Please follow and message me if you would like additional details. Thanks for asking! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No anxiety when ....: Apart from primary caretaker. Most babies will develop some anxiety when separated from their caretaker, usually the mother, at 10-18 months but may occur earlier and usually eases by 2-3 years. Lack Of separation anxiety could be present in a child who has multiple caretakers, such as a day care, be an easy going infant, or one that has not strongly bonded or recognized one caretaker. ...Read more
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 their own boss, but they still have fears of being on their own, of not being safe, of losing the support they've taken for granted. The symptoms would usually be anxiety and/or depression (any may well include a lot of anger), also substance abuse. ...Read more
Talk to your PCP: Discuss your problems with your primary care physician so as to exclude other medical causes of anxiety/panic attacks. If a referral to a mental health provider is needed after your evaluation your pcp will let you know. The good news is that there is help for you but you need to start that process. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 4 yr old started prek, having severe separation anxiety/crying a lot. Anything we can do or just part of growing up?
Separation anxiety: Best approach is to take him to front door of school, have teacher come out to take him in, and comment that you will pick him up after school for a treat. Once he is inside with other kids, he should be fine. Ofcourse, you have to tolerate separating from him. After a while, it gets better. ...Read more
Could be: A lot of children do have separation anxiety issues, and while 8 y/o is a little old to be having this issue, it can and does happen. However, by 8 y/o it may be necessary to investigate a little further as to why. If he is a slightly emotionally immature child, then fine, it's probably normal, but there could be issues with a teacher, or a bully, and he feels uneasy and anxious. Delve in and see. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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