Separation Anxiety: Risk Factors, Prevalence and Clinical Management


Christian Rivera (Editor)

Series: Psychology of Emotions, Motivations and Actions
BISAC: PSY000000

Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) is a common childhood anxiety disorder characterized by extreme anxiety in children due to the fear of separation from the primary attachment figure or from home. The authors of this book examine separation anxiety and sleep problems in infants; provide information on the pathophysiology of SAD and how it can affect the communication skills of children. Furthermore, separation anxiety can also occur in adults. The authors examine separation anxiety in parents of adolescent daughters and potential treatment options for adult separation anxiety disorder based on contemporary psychodynamic models.
(Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1
Separation Anxiety and Sleep Problems in Infants
(Igor A. Kelmanson, Institute of Special Education and Special Psychology of the Raoul Wallenberg, International University for Family and Child, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Chapter 2
Impact of Separation Anxiety Disorder on Children’s Communication Skills
(Ramesh Kaipa, Roha M. Thomas, Oklahoma State University, OK, USA and Joshua R. Harrison, Gonzaga University, WA, USA)

Chapter 3
“We’d Better Stay Together”: Separation Anxiety in Parents of Adolescent Daughters
(Inbal Kivenson-Baron and Miri Scharf, Department of Counseling and Human Development, University of Haifa, Haifa, Mount Carmel, Israel)

Chapter 4
Some Contributions of Contemporary Psychodynamic Models to the Understanding and Treatment of Adult Separation Anxiety Disorder
(John R. Jones, Steven Abell, University of Detroit Mercy, MI, USA)

Chapter 5
Separation Anxiety, the Dread of & the Capacity to Tolerate Aloneness: A Clinical Approach
(Joan Haliburn, Child, Adolescent & Family Psychiatrist & Psychotherapist in private practice, Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney, Visiting Psychiatrist, Complex Trauma Unit, Western Sydney Health Region, Australia)


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