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Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder (or simply separation anxiety) is a psychological condition in which an individual has excessive anxiety regarding separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment.

It is often seen in children when they first begin attending school, but can occur at all ages and in many situations.

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