Separation Anxiety Disorder
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Answer 'Yes' if your child is younger than 18 and has experienced they symptom for at least 4 weeks? (The word 'you' in the following questions could also refer to either parent or another caregiver.)
1. Does your child seem anxious about leaving home or being separated from you (or another caregiver)?
2. Does your child often worry about you being hurt or dying?
3. Does your child often worry about being kidnapped or lost?
4. Does your child resist leaving you, even to go to school?
5. Is your child afraid of being left anywhere, including home, without you?
6. Does your child refuse to go to sleep without you nearby or does he/she get anxious about sleeping away from home?
7. Does your child have frequent nightmares about being separated from you?
8. Does your child have physical symptoms (dizziness, nausea, headaches, heart palpitations) before or during a period of separation?
9. Do your child's symptoms interfere with his/her daily activities (school, social situations, etc.)?

Total 'Yes' (out of 9 possible)

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