Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
What happens if separation anxiety disorder is left untreated?
Potential complications of separation anxiety disorder include depression and anxiety problems as adults, as well as personality disorders, in which anxiety is a major symptom. Adults with separation anxiety disorder have a guarded prognosis due to their being at risk of being quite emotionally disabled.
Is it possible to prevent separation anxiety disorder?
Research indicates that educating parents on ways to help their child cope with anxiety may be helpful in the prevention of separation anxiety disorder. Specifically, helping parents guide their child through experiences that cause anxiety, as well as developing healthy ways to cope with such experiences, seems to decrease the likelihood of developing any anxiety disorder, including separation anxiety disorder.
Where can I find more information on separation anxiety disorder?
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3615 Wisconsin Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016 Phone: 202-966-7300 Fax: 202-966-2891 http://www.aacap.org
American Academy of Pediatrics 141 Northwest Point Boulevard Elk Grove Village, IL 60007-1098 Phone: 847-434-4000 Fax: 847-434-8000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.aap.org
Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) 8730 Georgia Avenue, Suite 600 Silver Spring, MD 20910 Phone: 240-485-1001 Fax: 240-485-1035 Email: email@example.com http://www.adaa.org
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Public Information & Communication Branch 6001 Executive Boulevard, Room 8184, MSC 9663 Bethesda, MD 20892-9663 Phone: 301-443-4513 Toll Free: 1-866-615-6464 TTY: 301-443-8431 TTY Toll Free: 1-866-415-8051 Fax: 301-443-4279 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.nimh.nih.gov
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