Separation anxiety is a developmental stage during which the child experiences anxiety when separated from the primary caregiver (usually the mother). Young children with symptoms that improve after age two are normal, even if some anxiety comes back later during stress. When separation anxiety occurs in adolescence, it may signal the development of an anxiety disorder. For more information on separation anxiety, please visit the National Institutes of Health website.
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