Separation Anxiety Topic Guide

Separation Anxiety Separation Anxiety: Separation anxiety is a normal characteristic in infants and toddlers. Symptoms include
  • reluctance to fall asleep,
  • homesickness,
  • nightmares,
  • tantrums if separated from the primary caregiver, and
  • feelings of anxiety.
Treatment may incorporate positive reinforcement, cognitive-behavioral therapy, and antianxiety medications.


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