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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 5 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
Can separation anxiety be accompanied with anger and frustration when my husband leaves the state to visit his family?
Certainly: Especially if this is a repetition of earlier traumatic separations from primary caregivers. I commonly see patients with attachment trauma struggle to be left even when intellectually they know there is no threat to the relationship. Psychotherapy can help you unravel these feelings. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
My 2yr old has separation anxiety, won't sleep unless literally in my arms. Past 3 nights has taken 2hrs to sleep. Have tried stories / quiet time etc?
Any other changes?: Have there been any other changes in your family routine, new stressors? Separation anxiety isn't unusual at this age. Make sure your child's sleeping area is without tv, computer, video games. Continue with a transition routine starting an hour before . Also a favorite toy or blanket can help with the process. ...Read more
Expert Guide 4 U?: Adults can experience fear of being separated from person(s) they feel dependent upon/feel they can't live without. Some experience this as a dread they'll be abandoned ; won't be able to survive. For deep understanding of what's going on u'd want a skilled detective -a mental health clinician who could help uncover the factors at play ; help u learn 2cope w/fears associated w/ separation. ...Read more
Face their fears: Do not allow the child to "successfully" avoid school or other activities, it makes the problem worse. Reassure the child you are confident he or she has "what it takes" to rise o the challenge. Don't belittle the child ir the problem. Often, there is also an adult involved who also has issues with the child separating. Consider getting professional help from a therapist. ...Read more
What to do if I am 18 years old. My girlfriend is out of the country and I am beginning to feel separation anxiety.?
Expert Guide 4 U?: Adults can experience fear of being separated from person(s) they feel dependent upon/feel they can't live without. Some experience this as a dread they'll be abandoned ; won't be able to survive. For deep understanding of what's going on u'd want a skilled detective -a mental health clinician who could help uncover the factors at play ; help u learn 2cope w/fears associated w/ separation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Time: Separation anxiety is a natural part of normal development. With time your child will learn that you will indeed return after you leave. Make sure you hug your child good bye and let them know you will be returning. Give them a big smile when you return! soon they will learn that you will always be coming back to them! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See Below: Adult separation anxiety might occur during the break up of relationship with strong emotional attachment to the person being separated from:marriage, romantic, children leaving home.It might manifest as extreme distress when object of attachment leaves, crying; excessive fear of being left alone when object of attachment is not there. Psychotherapy and meds might help with management of anxiety. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
It's You: It's really, probably your own anxiety, not your infant. How do you know your infant is anxious? Those are your feelings. Behavioral insomnia in infants is quite common and is perpetuated by attending to the infant each and every time they wake up at night. You should not sleep with your infant, he or she needs to be in another room. After 6 months, a full nights sleep will occur if you ignore. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have you looked in: To working with a child psychologist or psychiatrist or a developmental specialist. ...Read more
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