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  Oct 10, 2018

Separation Anxiety Disorder Management

Separation anxiety disorder is a condition in which there is extreme discomfort and fear while one is temporarily separated from the people or things they are closely attached to.

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These patients are reluctant to go to a new place. They suffer from the constant fear that some mishap may occur to them or to their loved ones while they are separated.

Profound homesickness is often observed. Patients may experience physical symptoms such as headache, nausea, and vomiting, and also insomnia, and nightmares amongst the panoply of other symptoms.

Separation anxiety disorder was initially believed to be a pediatric psychological disorder, but was later re-categorized as its existence in all stages of life came to light.