Separation Anxiety Disorder
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This paper provides a discussion of childhood separation anxiety disorder (SAD), including potential causes for the disorder, its symptoms, its impact on behavior, the role of parenting in its development, and a number of treatment alternatives.
From the Paper:"According to the DSM-IV, separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is unrealistic and excessive anxiety upon separation or anticipation of separation from major attachment figures. (Eisen Schaefer) The major symptoms associated with separation anxiety disorder include excessive worry about potential harm to oneself and/or major attachment figures, nightmares involving themes of separation and somatic complaints, e.g. stomachaches, headaches, vomiting. Prevalence estimates for separation anxiety disorder in the population range from ... to ... for children and from ... to ... for adolescents..."
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