Separation Anxiety Disorder

Separation Anxiety Disorder

The mental condition which is the normal part of the infants and toddlers growing age, which is often cure after adolescence. It is mostly affecting the school age children. Separation anxiety in children is mostly related with parents and guardians.


Signs and symptoms of Separation anxiety disorder include:Separation Anxiety Disorder Symptoms Causes Treatment

  • Refusing to be away from parents
  • Headache’s complaint
  • Nightmares about separation
  • Excessive worry about loved ones
  • Not wanted to be stay at home alone
  • Refused to sleep away from parents

The exact causes of this condition are still unknown but it may assume that many environmental and genetic factors play huge role in this condition.


After taking medical history and conducting a physical examination your doctor might recommend a following tests to confirm the diagnosis:

  • Diagnostic criteria by DSM-5 use to confirm the diagnosis
  • Psychiatric evaluation to check the more about signs and symptoms
  • Blood test to check the hormones level in blood

Treatment depends upon the type and severity of mental illness. Treatment options include:

  • Medications like antidepressants, mood stabilizing medications and anti-psychotic drugs will help to reduce the anxiety and depression.
  • Psychotherapy provides immense help in reducing the signs and symptoms.
  • Electro convulsion therapy sometimes used in the depressive disorders.
  • SSRIs may also seem to be helpful in this condition
Lifestyle and home remedies

Following home remedies will help to fight with your mental illness:

  • Stick to your treatment
  • Exercise daily
  • Eat healthy food
  • Avoid negative thoughts, and stay positive
  • Ask help
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