Separation Anxiety Disorder

What is Separation Anxiety Disorder?

 

Separation Anxiety Disorder is characterized by high levels of anxiety when separated from a person or place that provides feelings of security or safety. Sometimes separation results in panic, and it is considered a disorder when the response is excessive or inappropriate.

A short video of a toddler demonstrating separation anxiety. (video by jenningh)

 

Source: www.medicalnewstoday.com