school refusal

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An anxiety disorder affecting school children who, for various reasons, avoid attending school; 1 in 4 children may occasionally refuse to attend school. Such behaviour becomes a routine problem in about 2% of children
Aetiology Separation anxiety, social anxiety, or depression, which may be accompanied by undiagnosed learning disabilities or reading disorders

school refusal

Psychiatry An anxiety disorder affecting schoolchildren who, for various reasons, avoid attending school. See Psychogenic seizure.

school phobia

, school refusal
A child's avoidance of school, often through the simulation of physical ailments. It is considered to be a form of separation anxiety rather than truancy.
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This is all fertile ground for what we call school avoidance.
When younger youth associate with older youth through these networks, school avoidance behaviors increase.
A stomachache that recurs every Monday morning, for example, might be a symptom of school avoidance.
A-B-A-B designs have been used to illustrate intervention effects on problems as diverse as school avoidance and separation anxiety (Hagopian & Slifer, 1993), on-task and on-schedule behaviors in students with autism (Bryan & Gast, 2000), disruptive behaviors in regular education students (De Martini-Scully, Bray, & Kehle, 2000), ADHD-related behaviors (McGoey & DuPaul, 2000), and teacher questioning and pauses on child talk (Orsborn, Patrick, Dixon, & Moore, 1995).
Riemann, an internationally recognized expert in the assessment and treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorders (OCDs) and other anxiety disorders, leads a staff of behavioral specialists who are specially trained to work with children and teens who suffer from social anxiety, school avoidance and other related issues.
We were terrified with worry but all the doctors would say to us was that it was just a case of school avoidance.
Washington, Feb 12 (ANI): Child and adolescent psychiatrists have explained the causes of school avoidance and also described measures to tackle the problem.
School performance may decrease, and school avoidance behaviors or physical symptoms may appear.
Indeed, school avoidance is often seen as a regular occurrence for the abused child (Corby, 2000).
Victims of bullying behavior are significantly distressed by this behavior and exhibit signs of social withdrawal, school avoidance, stress-related problems, decline in academic performance, depression, and sometimes suicide (Austin & Joseph, 1996; Bond, Carlin, Thomas, Rubin, & Patton, 2002; Craig, 1998; Crick & Bigbee, 1998; Crick & Grotpeter, 1996; Hawker & Boulton, 2000; Rigby, 1996).
If school avoidance happens rarely, it is not a problem.
Also common are withdrawal and isolation, physical complaints, suicidal thoughts, school avoidance, academic decline, sleep disturbances, and confusion.

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