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What can be done about separation anxiety?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
5 doctors agree

In brief: Start shorter

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.

In brief: Start shorter

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
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Dr. Andrew Ho
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.

In brief: Training

Work from very short to longer separation.
No surprises. Don't give in when crying starts. Come back after crying stops. Goal is to teach ability to tolerate anxiety, followed by re-assurance that you will be back. Don't teach crying causes you to come back.
Dr. Andrew Ho
Dr. Andrew Ho
Thank
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