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How do I deal with a child who has a bad case of school phobia?
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Dr. Johanna Fricke
Pediatrics - Developmental & Behavioral
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Dr. Richard Levenson
Clinical Psychology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: School Phobia
You must have your child see a licensed psychologist with experience in school problems.
He or she might also recommend you take your child for a medication consultation.

In brief: School Phobia
You must have your child see a licensed psychologist with experience in school problems.
He or she might also recommend you take your child for a medication consultation.
Dr. Richard Levenson
Dr. Richard Levenson
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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Again diet!
School phobia is not a psychological problem. It is a biochemical one where the child becomes much too stress prone.
He/she may have other symptoms such as sound sensitivity. That is why the headache or abdominal pain disappears when the child gets home. I have been able to help many such kids by correction of diet and a few vitamin supplements.

In brief: Again diet!
School phobia is not a psychological problem. It is a biochemical one where the child becomes much too stress prone.
He/she may have other symptoms such as sound sensitivity. That is why the headache or abdominal pain disappears when the child gets home. I have been able to help many such kids by correction of diet and a few vitamin supplements.
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
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