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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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