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:
Helping teens grow and families improve connection,
Lauren Goodman, MS, MFT