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.
Clinical Depression Depression is a mental illness that affects 19 million Americans annually. Causes are genetic, environmental, and biological. Symptoms and signs include weight loss, fatigue, crying spells, feeling sad, isolation from family and friends, and thoughts of death or suicide. Treatment may include psychotherapy and medication.
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