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Separation Anxiety Disorder V.S. Separation Anxiety

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´╗┐Separation Anxiety Disorder Separation Anxiety Disorder is prolonged, developmentally inappropriate, excessive anxiety, and distress in a child concerning removal from parents, home, or familiar surroundings. ("Free Dictionary By Farlex") This papers purpose is to inform the reader of the symptoms and tips on how this Disorder can be fixed. Separation Anxiety Disorder V.S. Separation Anxiety Many young children suffer from suffer from Separation Anxiety, Separation Anxiety Disorder, however has many of the same symptoms but isn?t the same. Separation Anxiety starts as a baby, when the babe sees that its alone and that mom or dad are not around or even in the same room the baby will start to cry, and scream. As the babe gets older the crying turns into tantrums and clinginess, this usually last till the child is about 4 or 5 years old ( keeping in mind that all children progress differently). The Disorder begins when the child does not adapt to the leavening of the parent or person to whom they are attached to. ...read more.


These symptoms can last for weeks or even months. These symptoms can lead to other problems such as when a child isn?t going to school they become behind on school work and mental knowledge. Not wanting to be with friends or even have friends at all can lead to social problems, not knowing how to make friends or to even hold a simple conversation with another person. Children who suffer with a more sever level of Separation Anxiety Disorder, will have fears of something happening to their loved one, when the attachment figure leaves they will fear that something bad or harmful will happen to them, making it so they won?t return, or an illness will threaten or even take the life of the one they are attached to. These children will also have night mares about being separated for the one they love the most. Helping ease Separation Anxiety There are many little tricks and tips that a person can try to calm or soothe a child with Separation Anxiety Disorder. ...read more.


The most common attachment that adults have is to their significant other. Many of the Adults that have this disorder fear what there significant other is doing, where they are going, who they are with, and if they are ok. You could say that their behavior is almost obsessive or stalking like. People that are in relationships with someone that is suffering often times feel smothered or that they can?t live a normal life, these relationships don?t end up lasting; many couples end up seeking counseling. People who suffer from this are more likely to be struggling in different areas of life a well; they don?t go to work when they are supposed to, or are leaving, they will do whatever they have to, to check up on that person they are attached to, so because they aren?t dependable at their place of they are more than likely going to lose their job, so they?re going from job to job, probably struggling financially, they tend not to leave the house or want anyone else in their lives because their main focus is that person that they are attached to. ...read more.

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