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I struggled with Separation Anxiety Disorder until I was 20 years old.  I actually didn’t even realize it until I started writing these blog posts.  I always knew I had it as a child, but I thought it stopped around 10 years old.  As I researched for these blogs however, I learned it often affects people well into adulthood.  Now I can look back at my terrible adjustment to college and pin it squarely on Separation Anxiety Disorder.

 

Here are some more thoughts on this very upsetting, anxiety-provoking, and overwhelming struggle that some adolescents face:

Anxiety Disorders Series: Part 3, Separation Anxiety Disorder ( yes, even in teens)

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Helping teens grow and families improve connection,

Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT