Separation anxiety is anxiety that results in intense anxiety and fear for a person, pet, or other attachment figure. Separation anxiety is the fear of losing or getting separated from someone you love. Although separation anxiety is often associated with children, it can also affect adults. This article will discuss the causes and treatment of separation anxiety.
How do you determine if your separation anxiety is real?
Separation anxiety can be classified as an anxiety disorder. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5th Edition (DSM-5) of American Psychiatric Association This article examines whether at most three A diagnosis is made when symptoms are present in a consistent or primary manner. Separation anxiety.
- Separation themes are persistent nightmares
- When the person must separate from the person/figure to which they are attached, it can cause dizziness, nausea, and other symptoms. Showing Physical symptoms
- Separation from the person or figure you are attached to can cause intense stress.
- Think about what could happen to the person or figure you are attached to, such as death, injury, or illness.
- A person refusing to sleep apart from the person/figure to which they are attached and being reluctant to do so.
- Over-worrying, believing that the individual has suffered an unfavorable event (e.g. getting lost, kidnapped, or getting sick).
- Reluctance or refusal to change the daily Life of the Person Fear of separation (refusal or refusal to leave the home, refusal to go school/work, etc.
- A persistent and intense fear of the person/figure to whom the attachment is strong and a reluctance to leave the situation.
What causes separation anxiety?
- Traumatic events Separation anxiety is most common in childhood and adulthood. Separation anxiety can result from traumas like death, separations, harassments, accidents, violence, or even suicide. People can also develop a greater appreciation for the people around their lives.
- Environmental Factors: Being bullied or teased at home by family members/friends can have serious consequences. Separation anxiety.
- Attitudes of Parents Separation anxiety disorder may also develop in adulthood when parents are too protective of their children.
- Obsessive-compulsive Disorder Disorder: Separation anxiety is more common in obsessive-compulsive people disorder.
Treatment and Management Options
Psychotherapy can treat separation anxiety today. Cognitive behavioral therapy addresses certain situations. Thinking patterns These can make the anxiety worse. You can either treat the individual or in a group. Separation anxiety may be treated with medication (anxiety-reducing drug). By participating in support groups, the individual can gain new perspectives and be with others with separation anxiety.