Separation anxiety disorder is a common childhood anxiety disorder that has many causes. Infants, children, older kids and adults can suffer from symptoms of separation anxiety disorder. Common separation anxiety treatment methods include therapy and medications. Factors that contribute to how quickly or successfully a child moves past separation anxiety by preschool age include:
- how well the parent and child reunite,
- the skills the child and adult have at coping with the separation, and
- how well the adult responds to the infant's separation issues.
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Treatment & Diagnosis
Medications & Supplements
- Lexapro (escitalopram)
- Zoloft (sertraline)
- citalopram, Celexa
- alprazolam (Xanax, Xanax XR, Niravam) Anti-Anxiety Drug
- clonazepam (Klonopin)
- Antidepressants (Depression Medications)
- amitriptyline (Elavil, Endep)
- Anxiolytics (for Anxiety) Drug Class Side Effects
- fluoxetine, Prozac, Sarafem, Prozac Weekly
- Alprazolam vs. Diazepam (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
- Ativan vs. Xanax
- fluvoxamine (Luvox and Luvox CR have been discontinued)
- paroxetine, Paxil, Paxil CR, Pexeva
- nortriptyline, Pamelor, Aventyl - has been discontinued in the U.S.
- desipramine, Norpramin
- prochlorperazine (Compazine, Compro)
- Buspar vs. Zoloft (Differences between Side Effects and Uses)
- imipramine, Tofranil, Tofranil-PM
- vortioxetine (Trintellix - formerly known as Brintellix)
- clomipramine (Anafranil)
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