School Refusal Topic Guide
School Refusal: School refusal occurs when a student will not go to school or frequently experiences severe distress related to school attendance. Symptoms and signs include protesting or crying every morning before school, missing the bus every day, or developing physical symptoms when it's time to go to school. Treatment of school refusal includes cognitive behavior therapy along with systematic desensitization, exposure therapy, and operant behavioral techniques.
Anxiety Anxiety as a medical condition is characterized by worry, fear, nervousness, shortness of breath, sleep problems and other symptoms. Diarrhea, tremors and rapid heart rate are some physical symptoms of severe anxiety, which may arise from a mental or physical condition, drug use, or some combination of these causes. Treatment can include medication and psychotherapy.
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