Separation anxiety disorder
Separation anxiety disorder (or simply separation anxiety) is a psychological condition in which an individual has excessive anxiety regarding separation from home, or from those with whom the individual has a strong attachment. Separation anxiety is often characterized by some of the following symptoms:
- Recurring distress when separation from home or subject of attachment is anticipated
- Persistent, excessive worry about losing subject of attachment
- Continuing reluctance or refusal to leave the home or subject of attachment elsewhere because of fear of separation
- Excessive fear about being alone without subject of attachment
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