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Seperation Anxiety Disorder(sp)

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 12, 2007
  • 06:27 AM

I'm not sure i spelled it right but i never knew what i had was an illness.All this time i thought it was depression,but i had to quit school and be homeschooled because i could'nt handle leaving my family.I thought i would miss out and i would'nt be with them and my life would go by without them as if they died!Now i have an interview for a job tomorrow and i really want to get this under control i have'nt told my parents what i think it is but it is really holding me back on life ALOT!Please help i don't know where to start on getting better or anything!

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  • Seperation Anxiety Disorder is not generally found in adolescents and usually stops around the age of 6 to 12. This is normal process of growing up, but in your case could have been triggered by a number of things. For example:A scary event that you may have experienced personally or heard about, a serious separation, stress in the family or a significant change. I suggest you see a psychiatrist as later in life it can lead to Agoraphobia. You need to find where this really began, because it is very likely it was triggered by a traumatic event that happened to you or someone else when you were young. Generally separation anxiety disorder, if diagnosed properly, can be treated with anti-depressants such as SSRIs, Prozac, Zoloft or Imipramine. You really need to consult a doctor or a counseller as soon as possible.
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    • February 22, 2007
    • 07:11 AM
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