Separation Anxiety In Children

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Separation Anxiety Disorder affect both children and adults. However, it is more commonly diagnosed in children. Separation Anxiety Disorder is fear of becoming separated from a primary figure which is most likely the caregiver, which is the person that they have a very strong emotional attachment. In order to diagnosis it requires a progressive and educational situation in order to distinguish what is normal and what is age-appropriate as opposed to what is disordered. For example, it is normal for one year olds to show a great deal of distress when separated from caregivers. It is normal for children who are just starting daycare, preschool, or kindergarten to experience substantial anguish and grief when they are first separated from their caregivers. These kinds of responses will normally go away entirely within a short period of time once a child (ren) adjust to the new experiences. Children's anxiety typically don’t persist after they have been at school for a week or two.
Separation anxiety disorder is a condition where a child is afraid and anxious when they are away from home or separated from a loved one. This is
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going to school). The fear of separation causes stress and distress in the child and it can also interfere with the child's normal activities, such as going to school or playing with other children. This is an unrealistic and lasting worry that something bad will happen to the child if he or she leaves the caregiver. Which leads to the refusal to go to fall asleep without the caregiver being nearby. There is a fear of being alone and nightmares are sometimes developed about being separated. Also children with separation anxiety tend to wet the bed. Not to mention excessive crying and temper