What is Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults?

What is Separation Anxiety Disorder in Adults?

Separation anxiety is when someone is afraid of being separated from a particular person, persons, or even a pet. While many people associate separation anxiety with children, adults can experience the condition as well. A person develops extreme anxiety as a result of the separation. A person may also manifest physical symptoms related to separation anxiety. These can include nausea, vomiting, headaches, and sore throat. Separation anxiety often occurs in children, especially those younger than 2 years old. A child does not yet understand, at this time, that when a parent goes away, they are still nearby and coming back. Sometimes, a...

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