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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Meanwhile, youth are trying to sort out unwanted attention on Facebook, demeaning chat while gaming, and humiliation on Snapchat resulting in school avoidance.
Negative impact "As a result, students frequently withdraw from school activities, disengage academically, often develop deteriorating peer relationships, difficulty with concentration, anti-social behaviour, and intense dislike of authority, somatic complaints, a tendency for school avoidance and school drop-out, and other evidence of negative high risk adolescent behaviour.
Depending on the score of different items on the scale, specific anxiety disorders like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Social Phobia and School Avoidance can be diagnosed.
It can be difficult to find actual adults to supervise or manage these situations, and the risks for depression, anxiety, school avoidance, and suicidality among bullied adolescents (and among the bulliers) is well established.
NR: A variety of factors can contribute to school avoidance.
We were terrified with worry but all the doctors would say to us was that it was just a case of school avoidance.
Hott, (2007) reported that victims of bullying experience loneliness, depression, school avoidance and suicide.
Like other children, a child with disabilities who is bullied may grow angry, resentful, frightened, or apathetic at school, and is at risk for low self-esteem, school avoidance, depression, lower grades, and increased violence.
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).

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