EMOTIONAL DISORDERS

SEPARATION ANXIETY DISORDERS:-


● In these disorders there is excessive
anxiety concerning separation from
those individuals to whom the child is
attached.

CLINICAL MANIFESTATION
● Persistent inappropriate fear to being alone.
● Repeated nightmares.
● Repeated occurrence of physical symptoms
● Excessive tantrums,crying & apathy
immediately following separation from major
attachments figure.

TREATMENT
● Individual therapy

  • This counseling to give the child an
    opportunity to understand the basis for
    anxiety & also to teach the child some
    strategies for anxiety management.
  • parental counseling
  • It is needed when there is evidence that they are over
    protective about the child.
  • They should be persuaded to allow the child more
    autonomy.
    ● Family therapy
  • It is often needed when the child’s disorders appear to
    be related to the family system.
  • Treatment designed to promote healthy functioning of
    the family system.

● Pharmacological management

  • Anxiolytic drugs such as diazepam may be
    needed occasionally when anxiety is extremely
    severe, but they should be used for short periods.

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