Definition of separation anxiety in English:

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separation anxiety


Anxiety provoked in a young child by separation or the threat of separation from their mother.
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  • The treatment summarized in this article has empirical evidence for producing positive treatment response in children with social phobia, separation anxiety and generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Indeed, closely aligned and overlapping neurochemical circuits may underlie separation anxiety and panic.
  • Additionally, they exhibited other unusual postures and perseverative behaviors and fail to evince normal separation anxiety when removed from their mothers.

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Syllabification: sep·a·ra·tion anx·i·e·ty

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