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Other Disorders of Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence Separation Anxiety Disorder The patient has developmentally inappropriate, excessive anxiety about being separated from home or from those to whom the patient is attached. Of the following symptoms, 3 or more persist or recur: -Excessive distress when anticipating or experiencing separation from home or parents* -Excessive worry about loss of or harm to parents -Excessive worry that the child will be separated from a parent by a serious event (such as being kidnapped or becoming lost) -Fears of separation cause refusal or reluctance to go somewhere (such as school) -Excessive fears of being alone or without parents at home or without important adults elsewhere -Refusal or reluctance to sleep away from home or to go to sleep without being near a parent -Recurrent nightmares about separation
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Unformatted text preview: -Recurrent physical symptoms (such as headache, abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting) when anticipating or experiencing separation from parents These symptoms last 4 weeks or more. They begin before age 18. They cause clinically important distress or impair school (work), social or personal functioning. The symptoms do not occur solely during a Pervasive Developmental Disorder or any psychotic disorder including Schizophrenia. In adolescents and adults, the symptoms are not better explained by Panic Disorder With Agoraphobia. Early Onset (Begins before age 6) *If patient does not live with parents, another "major attachment figure" is understood. Halgin, R. P. & Whitbourne, S. K. (2007). Abnormal psychology clinical perspectives on psychological disorders. (5th ed). Boston: McGraw-Hill Publishers....
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