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School Phobia (Overview)

School phobia can be viewed as a subset of Attachment Disorder, occurring in children under 18. It's typically related to fears of loss or injury to a loved one, distress associated with leaving home, and a refusal to attend school.


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How do I deal with a stepchild suffering from school phobia?

How do I deal with a stepchild suffering from school phobia?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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School Phobia (Overview)

School phobia can be viewed as a subset of Attachment Disorder, occurring in children under 18. It's typically related to fears of loss or injury to a loved one, distress associated with leaving home, and a refusal to attend school.


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Is there such a thing as grade school phobia?

Is there such a thing as grade school phobia?

Grade school phobia: Absolutely! for a variety of reasons (unpleasant experiences in school, or extreme insecurity/reluctance/fear of leaving home) can result in school phobia. Common manifestations are recurrent abdominal pain or headache occuring only in the morning and only on school days (so that the child doesn't have to go to school). . If the problem is correctly diagnosed, behavioral treatment is effective. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sons school phobia?

How do I get rid of my sons school phobia?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: School phobia?

Attachment issues: School phobia can be viewed as a subset of Attachment Disorder, occurring in children under 18. It's typically related to fears of loss or injury to a loved one, distress associated with leaving home, and a refusal to attend school. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a stepchild suffering from school phobia?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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How do I deal with a child who has a bad case of school phobia?

How do I deal with a child who has a bad case of school phobia?

Several things: Follow advice to see child psychologist & psychiatrist. Ask school counsellor about bullying or other precipitating event & ask for teacher reports of behavior change. See your pediatrician with your child. Give date of onset, school reports, report cards & any reason your child might worry about parents/siblings. Don't allow child to stay home. Allow psych md & phd to talk to school re : an iep. ...Read more

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Is there such a thing as grade school phobia?

Grade school phobia: Absolutely! for a variety of reasons (unpleasant experiences in school, or extreme insecurity/reluctance/fear of leaving home) can result in school phobia. Common manifestations are recurrent abdominal pain or headache occuring only in the morning and only on school days (so that the child doesn't have to go to school). . If the problem is correctly diagnosed, behavioral treatment is effective. ...Read more

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My child recently ignoring his school or may be he is suffering from school phobia how to overcome this please help ?

My child recently ignoring his school or may be he is suffering from school phobia how to overcome this please help ?

Could be: School avoidance or school phobia is not uncommon. Taking to the child can give some clues as to what ma be causing ot or sometimes a professional counselor or psychologist can help figure it out. Unless there is some harm happening at the school what is important is to get the child gonig back to school as soon as possible as it tends to get worse the longer it goes on. So get help if stuck. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my sons school phobia?

CBT for some works: In contrast to other forms of psychotherapy, cognitive therapy is usually more focused on the present, more time-limited, and more problem-solving oriented. In addition, patients learn specific skills that they can use for the rest of their lives. These skills involve identifying distorted thinking, modifying beliefs, relating to others in different ways, and changing behaviors. ...Read more

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Is there a way to get over school phobias?

Is there a way to get over school phobias?

EMDR: Try ericksonian hypnosis or emdr. Exposure therapy may systematically exstinguish the phobic response. ...Read more

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Dr. Sheila Smith
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Phobia (Definition)

An irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that leads to a strong desire to avoid it. Such fears can be considered anxiety disorders or symptoms characterized by unnecessary avoidance of a situation out of fear. Avoidance is the hallmark of a phobia. And, avoidance serves as a sort of ...Read more