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What does adult separation anxiety disorder look like?

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Dr. Miroslava Fox
Clinical Psychology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Miroslava Fox
Dr. Miroslava Fox
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Sep. anxiety

Similar to youngsters but more dysfunction in daily activities.

In brief: Sep. anxiety

Similar to youngsters but more dysfunction in daily activities.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Ernest Bordini
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Fears and dependency

Individuals suffering separation anxiety in adulthood can become anxious, angry, irritable or even depressed about actual or pending separations between themselves and spouses, children, significant or even not so significant others.
It can harm relatiionships as it can cause conflicts, present to others as immaturity, or seem clingy or overly dependent- a good clinical psychologist can help.

In brief: Fears and dependency

Individuals suffering separation anxiety in adulthood can become anxious, angry, irritable or even depressed about actual or pending separations between themselves and spouses, children, significant or even not so significant others.
It can harm relatiionships as it can cause conflicts, present to others as immaturity, or seem clingy or overly dependent- a good clinical psychologist can help.
Dr. Ernest Bordini
Dr. Ernest Bordini
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