Adult Separation Anxiety Raises Suicidality Risk Adult Separation Anxiety Raises Suicidality Risk
This study found substantially increased risk in people with mood and anxiety disorders.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 9, 2021 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
What Are Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment Components?
Discussion Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is “…excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events and activities coupled with at least one physical symptom, which may include fatigue, poor concentration, restlessness, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep difficulties.” Other ways it presents to the primary care office may be abdominal pain, headache or heart palpitations, dizziness, syncope, numbness, trembling, paresthesia, memory loss, or urinary frequency. It has an estimated prevalence of 15% and is the second most common anxiety disorder in children after social anxiety disorder. GAD can co...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 15, 2021 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Study highlights factors that predict success for treating canine behavioral disorders
(Frontiers) Canine behavioral problems are one of the leading causes of why pets are abandoned at shelters. Researchers have identified some of the key factors in both dogs and their owners that predict the success or failure of clinical interventions to correct problems like aggression or separation anxiety. This information may be valuable for veterinarians to provide better guidance to dog owners in future cases that require clinical intervention. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 22, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Cats may help increase empathy, decrease anxiety for kids with autism
(University of Missouri-Columbia) While there is plenty of existing research emphasizing the benefits of dogs for children with autism, Carlisle's newest study has found cats may help increase empathy while decreasing separation anxiety for children with autism. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - January 12, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Portuguese validation of the Separation Anxiety Scale for Children (SASC) - Sousa ‐Rodrigues MF, Espada JP, Gonzálvez MT, Orgiles M.
Separation anxiety symptoms are very common in children. The present study aims to examine the psychometric properties and the factorial structure of the Portuguese version of the Separation Anxiety Scale for Children (SASC). The participants included 874 ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - January 1, 2021 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Suicidal ideation among French adolescents: separation anxiety and attachment according to sex - Potard C, Combes C, Labrell F.
The present study explored the links between the quality of adolescents' attachment to their mother and their father, separation anxiety and suicidal ideation. Self-report questionnaires were completed by French adolescents (n = 455; Mage = 15.78 yea... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 3, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Grandparents Face Separation Anxiety During Pandemic
Driveway visits, video chats sub for real-time bonding ... Gloria Warnicki's family room is set up to entertain her grandchildren. ... Until recently, they spent endless weekends at her Darien, Ill... (Source: AARP.org News)
Source: AARP.org News - June 24, 2020 Category: American Health Source Type: news
Don't abandon your pet when you head back to work
Fostering is up, and rescues may be rising, as we turn to our furry friends for companionship during the era of coronavirus. Make your new relationship a 'forever' one with this guidance on how to handle any behavior problems and separation anxiety. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - May 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Your cat's 'bad' behavior might mean they miss you, study says
If your cat won't stop shredding the toilet paper and urinating on your couch, it could be a result of separation anxiety, a new study suggests. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - April 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Cats Get Separation Anxiety, Too
WEDNESDAY, April 15, 2020 -- Here's a little secret from your favorite feline: Even if he acts aloof when you're around, he really doesn't like it when you're away. Turns out that more than 1 in 10 felines have separation issues, according to a... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - April 15, 2020 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Many Pets Stressed And Anxious During Coronavirus Due To Routine Changes
BOSTON (CBS) – Have you noticed a change in your pet’s behavior over the last few weeks? Our pets have the ability to feel stress and anxiety and just like us, and these changes to our routine can be hard on them. “Getting into things they shouldn’t is a top phone call we’ve been receiving,” Dr. Heidi Sutcliffe of Norwell Veterinary Hospital told WBZ-TV via FaceTime. “Surfing counters, getting into the trash, destructive behavior, pent up energy not and being able to settle down are all signs they may be stressed,” Sutcliffe said. With many people working from home and school...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Featured Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Syndicated Local Breana Pitts Coronavirus Pets Source Type: news
The Coronavirus Pandemic May Be Causing an Anxiety Pandemic
As the physical coronavirus pandemic continues to spread, an emotional pandemic is following fast in its wake. When the whole world is going to pieces, it’s awfully hard for the human mind—a fragile thing in the best of times—to cope, and more and more, doctors are reporting the spread of despair, worry and depression among their patients, especially those already suffering from some form of anxiety disorder. Even before COVID-19 hit its shores, the U.S. was a clinically anxious place. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, just over 19% of all American adults will experience at least one a...
Source: TIME: Health - March 26, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized COVID-19 Source Type: news
New research unpicks root causes of separation anxiety in dogs
(University of Lincoln) Separation anxiety in dogs should be seen as a symptom of underlying frustrations rather than a diagnosis, and understanding these root causes could be key to effective treatment, new research by animal behaviour specialists suggests. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 18, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Unwanted behavior in dogs is common, with great variance between breeds
(University of Helsinki) All dog breeds have unwanted behavior, such as noise sensitivity, aggressiveness and separation anxiety, but differences in frequency between breeds are great. Various unwanted behavior traits often occur simultaneously, as indicated by a study recently completed by Professor Hannes Lohi's research group from the University of Helsinki. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - March 6, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Separation anxiety in PTSD: a pilot study of mechanisms in patients undergoing IPT - Milrod B, Keefe JR, Choo TH, Arnon S, Such S, Lowell A, Neria Y, Markowitz JC.
INTRODUCTION: Separation anxiety disorder (SAD) comprises one aspect of attachment dysregulation or insecurity. Although SAD aggravates posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) risk, no clinical research has tracked how many patients with PTSD have SAD, its cl... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 28, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Separation anxiety no more: A faster technique to purify elements
(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new chemical separation method that is vastly more efficient than conventional processes, opening the door to faster discovery of new elements, easier nuclear fuel reprocessing, and, most tantalizing, a better way to attain actinium-225, a promising therapeutic isotope for cancer treatment. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - June 4, 2019 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news
Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11 Long-term Data Reveal Health Fallout for Children of 9/11
Children who were directly exposed experience separation anxiety, panic disorder, marijuana use and other psychiatric and physical conditions compared to unexposed children.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines)
Source: Medscape Internal Medicine Headlines - May 20, 2019 Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Psychiatry News Source Type: news
Just 10 minutes of brisk walking and meditation can significantly reduce anxiety
(Natural News) Anxiety can take many forms for different people. It can manifest as social anxiety, which causes people to avoid social situations, or it can present itself as separation anxiety, which causes people to experience excessive fear if they are kept away from certain people or places for long periods of time. It can... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - November 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Health Tip: Ease Separation Anxiety
(Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - November 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Pediatrics, Psychiatry, FYI, Source Type: news
Health Tip: Ease Separation Anxiety
-- It is common and perfectly natural for a young child to feel some separation anxiety when a guardian isn't nearby, Harvard Medical School experts say. But if separation anxiety is strong enough to interfere with normal activities such as school... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - November 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news
Health Tip: Ease Separation Anxiety
Title: Health Tip: Ease Separation AnxietyCategory: Health NewsCreated: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 11/7/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General)
Source: MedicineNet Kids Health General - November 7, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news
What Causes School Failure?
Discussion “Literacy is traditionally meant as the ability to read and write. The modern term’s meaning has been expanded to include the ability to use language, numbers, images, computers, and other basic means to understand, communicate, gain useful knowledge, solve mathematical problems and use the dominant symbol systems of a culture.” The earliest written communication was in 3500-3000 BCE, with the earliest alphabet being from 1200-750 BCE. Although the percentage of the world’s adult literacy rate is increasing each decade by ~5%, “…from 55.7 per cent in 1950 to 86.2 per cent in...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - July 30, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Majority of drivers don't believe texting while driving is dangerous
(Society for Risk Analysis) New study shows that many drivers are still willing to take the risk, as 'fear of missing out' and separation anxiety keep them from abiding by the law. The study, published in Risk Analysis: An International Journal, reveals that many drivers don't perceive texting and driving to be dangerous in certain driving scenarios. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
Medical News Today: What is separation anxiety disorder in adults?
Separation anxiety is part of development for young children, but it may also occur in adults. Unfounded fear concerning one's self or family, difficulty sleeping, and depression are some of the symptoms. Treatment involves learning management strategies and therapy. Find out about separation anxiety in adults here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - June 8, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychology / Psychiatry Source Type: news
What Does an Anxiety Disorder Feel Like? Here Are 4 Signs You May Have a Problem
If 2.6 billion people were suffering from an illness, you’d think we’d all be more familiar with it. That figure represents 33.7% of the population of the world, after all. It also represents the share of that population that will at some point experience an anxiety disorder, according to the National Institutes of Health. For those billions, the experience of clinical anxiety can range from a persistent fretfulness, distractedness and a sort of whole-body clenching, to the paralytic crisis of a full-blown panic attack. All of it feels lousy; all of it is a state you race to escape — which typically only ...
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - December 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jeffrey Kluger Tags: Uncategorized anxiety disorder behavior health OCD psychology PTSD Source Type: news
25 Signs You Have a Horrible Boss
This article originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com (Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories)
Source: TIME.com: Top Science and Health Stories - September 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Rachel Gillett / Business Insider Tags: Uncategorized bi Careers & Workplace onetime Source Type: news
Quality of life in anxious adolescents - Raknes S, Pallesen S, Himle JA, Bjaastad JF, Wergeland GJ, Hoffart A, Dyregrov K, H åland ÅT, Haugland BSM.
PURPOSE: To examine associations between health-related quality of life (HRQoL) and anxiety symptoms across anxiety domains (obsessions/compulsions, social anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, separation anxiety, physical injury fears, generalised anxiety... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 24, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news
Smartphone separation anxiety is getting worse
A study by Sungkyunkwan University and City University of Hong Kong found smartphone separation anxiety is getting worse (stock image). (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Understanding smartphone separation anxiety and what smartphones mean to people
(Mary Ann Liebert, Inc./Genetic Engineering News) What factors determine nomophobia, otherwise known as smartphone separation anxiety, and what behaviors and descriptors can help identify people with high nomophobia who tend to perceive smartphones as their extended selves? (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 14, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news
The association between car accident fatalities and children's fears: a study in seven EU countries - Kovess-Masf éty V, Sowa D, Keyes K, Husky M, Fermanian C, Bitfoi A, Carta MG, Koç C, Goelitz D, Lesinskiene S, Mihova Z, Otten R, Pez O.
Children's fear of a car accident occurring to parents or themselves has been used as a concrete example to illustrate one of the symptoms of anxiety disorders such as separation anxiety and generalized anxiety. However, its usage across countries may be q... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 7, 2017 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news
Syrian Refugee Children Have High Burden of Anxiety
(MedPage Today) -- Vast majority experienced separation anxiety (Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry)
Source: MedPage Today Psychiatry - May 28, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Source Type: news
What Causes School Absenteeism?
Discussion School within society is an institution designed to provide learning opportunities to students under the direction of teachers. The curriculum is usually designed to provide academic content in formal subjects necessary for the adult world (such as instruction in mathematics, language, science, social studies, arts, physical education) but also other knowledge and skills for the adult world (i.e. personal safety, communication skills, working in teams, etc.). Specific schools may or may not offer specific courses of instruction such as religious education, learning disability education, gifted/talented education...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - May 8, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns
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Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Signs Of Depression And Anxiety Can Be Seen In Newborns
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Source: Science - The Huffington Post - February 3, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news
Separation Anxiety: Why It Happens And How To Support Your Child
Sometimes the human brain outsmarts itself. And this is exactly what is happening for children struggling with separation anxiety. It often goes like this. You get them all pumped up for being brave at school drop-off. You remind them that they will get to do all sorts of fun things during the school day like play with their friends, and run around in gym class, oh and it's hot lunch day today so you highlight that too. But you get to the classroom door and it's a no-go. The tears come. The clinging begins. The teary face buried in your shoulder arrives. Eventually the teacher comes and pries your child off of you, cryin...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - December 6, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How To Not Drive Yourself Or Your Kids Crazy When They Go Away To College
By now you've dropped your child off for their first year at college. Maybe you even circled back around campus to check up on him or her or perhaps you called relentlessly to make sure their room is stocked with toilet paper and that the sweaters were packed. This anxiety is all very normal. You're simply doing the parenting thing but in overdrive. Anticipating that you're child may not be OK will only spike your anxiety. Maybe you vacillate between wanting to be tough and not call or text and in fact, wanting to check in repeatedly. Or perhaps you see this as the next step towards adulthood in your child's life and ques...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Patterns of separation anxiety symptoms amongst pregnant women in conflict-affected Timor-Leste: associations with traumatic loss, family conflict, and intimate partner violence - Silove DM, Tay AK, Tol WA, Tam N, Dos Reis N, da Costa Z, Soares C, Rees S.
BACKGROUND: Adult separation anxiety (ASA) symptoms are prevalent amongst young women in low and middle-income countries and symptoms may be common in pregnancy. No studies have focused on defining distinctive patterns of ASA symptoms amongst pregnant wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 27, 2016 Category: Global & Universal Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news
Struggles with Shyness as a Child and How It Can Affect You as an Adult
Jennifer recalls how tough it was to be an only child. Her grandmother would always remind her of how different she was from other children because she preferred to play alone. Although she liked to be alone, she still felt lonely. She believed her shyness peaked after her parents divorced. The seven-year-old had never expected to be living with a stepparent. Her comfort of coming home to both parents quickly diminished, causing anxiety, insecurity, and low self-esteem. Shortly after her parents separated, she felt that her parents no longer had time to listen to her. Jennifer felt as though she had no voice and just had...
Source: Psych Central - August 11, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Marlena Hunter, MA, MFT Tags: Anxiety Autism / Asperger's Children and Teens Parenting Personal Stories School Issues Self-Esteem Self-Help Divorce Insecurity Introversion making friends Neglect Positive Reinforcement Separation Anxiety Shyness Social A Source Type: news
Back to School: Separation Anxiety, Fears and Stress
Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. It may also be a major cause of anxiety or stress. Whether kids are heading off to elementary school, high school or college, leaving the safety and familiarity of home can prompt feelings of fear. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychologist Dr. Stephen Whiteside says [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 7, 2016 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news
Separation Anxiety And The Modern Dog Parent's Dilemma
Photo from Center for Canine Behavior Studies Recently I posted a piece titled "Separation Anxiety and Leash Aggression..." You may wonder, what the two have common? The answer is loads, at least from your dog's paws. Leash aggression, while appearing defensive: "My dog is a bully," is most often a reaction to fear. A dog who may seem ferocious is just as likely to be lashing out because he's being dragged into another dog's personal space, unable to retreat. Separation Anxiety (SA) occurs when a dog is fearful of being left alone. According to Nicholas Dodman, DVM, author of Pets on the Couch, ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - August 5, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Separation Anxiety And Leash Aggression: The Top 2 Dog Problems In America
Photo by Marc Khlar, Alfie Does your dog pace when you reach for the car keys, rip a few cushions while you're out, or jump all over you upon re-entry? How about your walks? Is it really your dog who takes you for a walk? Does he drag you along or launch into aggressive dramas when something passes by or approaches you? If you're embarrassed by your dog's unsettled and wild behavior, remember, you're not alone. Separation anxiety and leash aggression are the #1 and #2 problems of the 21st century (according to me). While housebreaking and jumping topped the list for a decade, they've taken a backseat. Why? Modern life...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - July 21, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
How serial medtech entrepreneur, Duke Rohlen, sold FoxHollow Technologies and CV Ingenuity for a combined total of over $1 billion
Welcome to the Medsider interview series, a special new feature at MassDevice, which will appear regularly. All interviews are conducted by Scott Nelson, Founder of Medsider and Partnership Lead at Touch Surgery. We hope you enjoy them! Jack Dorsey received quite a bit of attention when he was recently announced as CEO of Twitter. Why? Because that made him CEO of 2 of the most rapidly-growing tech. companies in Silicon Valley at the same time – Twitter and Square. Well, medtech’s version of Jack Dorsey might just be Duke Rohlen. Duke led FoxHollow Technologies through an IPO and then later so...
Source: Mass Device - June 1, 2016 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: MassDevice Tags: Blog medsider Source Type: news
Quick Facts About Anxiety Disorders
Most people experience feelings of anxiety before an important event such as a big exam, business presentation, or first date. These are normal feelings of anxiety that nearly everyone experiences from time to time in their lives. Anxiety disorders, however, are conditions that fill a person’s life with overwhelming anxiety and fear. This fear is chronic, unremitting, and can grow progressively worse. Tormented by panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, flashbacks, nightmares, or countless frightening physical symptoms, some people with anxiety disorders even become housebound. How Common Are Anxiety Disorders? People wi...
Source: Psych Central - May 13, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Authors: Jim Haggerty, M.D. Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Panic Disorder Anxiety Disorders facts about anxiety Panic Attack Separation Anxiety Disorder Specific phobia Source Type: news
Montco NICU takes step to ease parents’ separation anxiety
A Montgomery County hospital unveiled a new technology this week that allow parents, wherever they are, to keep a close eye on their newborn in the medical center’s neonatal intensive care unit. Holy Redeemer Hospital has installed Angel Eye Camera Systems to its NICU beds to allow parents to watch and listen to their newborn day or night, from a mobile device or computer. Access to the camera and accompanying audio system is done through a password-protected and HIPAA-compliant web site. Lauren… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 8, 2016 Category: Biotechnology Authors: John George Source Type: news
What Are Some of the Complications of Shyness?
Discussion “Shyness is a temperamental trait that refers to wariness and discomfort in the face of social novelty and/or in situation of perceived social evaluation.” Shy people often avoid or withdraw from familiar and unfamiliar people and situations. Their anxiety prevents them from social life participation when they need or want to. Social withdrawal, isolation and social anxiety disorders are defined differently. Social withdrawal is the behavioral expression of solitude. It is self-isolation where children and adults isolate themselves from their peer groups. These are non-anxious introverts. Isolation...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - October 5, 2015 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
Does Your Child Have an Anxiety Disorder?
Does Your Child Have An Anxiety Disorder? originally appeared on Babble.com. Jan knew she couldn't be late for work again, but her daughter Emily was making it increasingly difficult to get out the door on time. The 6-year-old simply did not want to go to school. Breakfast had become an ordeal and Emily frequently complained that she had a stomachache. She was missing the bus several days a week, and driving her to school was making Jan late. Emily would cling tightly to her mother's arm and beg to go home as Jan practically dragged her to class. "Honey, you'll be OK," Jan would tell Emily. "I know you love ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - September 30, 2015 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
Your Cat Doesn’t Need You, Study Finds
Your cat doesn’t really need you, new study suggests. According to a new study published in PLOS One journal, cats show little to no separation anxiety when they’re away from their owners and if/when they decide to stick around their human, it’s because they really want to. Researchers studied the behavior of 20 cats after being placed in an unfamiliar location with their owner and with a stranger. The results suggest that our feline friends show little to no signs of distress when left alone in strange environments. “Although our cats were more vocal when the owner rather than the stranger left the...
Source: TIME: Top Science and Health Stories - September 4, 2015 Category: Science Authors: Maya Rhodan Tags: Uncategorized Animal Science animals Cat Science Cat Study cats Source Type: news
Back to School: Separation Anxiety, Fears and Stress
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OWNVKTNM9RQ Getting ready for a new school year can be exciting for children, parents and caregivers. It may also be a major cause of anxiety or stress. Whether kids are heading off to elementary school, high school or college, leaving the safety and familiarity of home can prompt feelings of fear. Mayo Clinic Children's Center psychologist Dr. Stephen [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - August 11, 2015 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news