Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is a persistent, intense and developmentally inappropriate fear of separation from a caregiver (usually the mother). These children desperately trying to avoid separation situations. If the separation is enforced, the children are desperately busy to achieve reunification. The diagnosis is made clinically. In severe cases, one can use SSRIs. Treatment includes behavior therapy in the child and the family. Separation anxiety is a normal behavior in children aged…

September 3, 2018