school phobia


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school pho·bi·a

a young child's sudden aversion to or fear of attending school, usually considered a manifestation of separation anxiety.
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Fear of going to school associated with anxiety about leaving home and family
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school phobia

Child psychology Fear of going to school associated with anxiety about leaving home and family members
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school pho·bi·a

(skūl fō'bē-ă)
A young child's sudden aversion to or fear of attending school, usually considered a manifestation of separation anxiety.
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Netmums found that parents believe more than a third of schools are unaware of school phobia, and indeed one in 25 parents of children with the complaint have been accused of allowing their child to truant.
In this regard, our main research aims are: a) to estimate the prevalence of OCS in a community sample of adolescents in the municipality of Rubi (Barcelona), b) to explore the association of OCS with anxiety symptoms severity, such as separation anxiety, generalized anxiety, social/ school phobia and panic/somatic symptoms, and c) to assess the association of OCS with depressive symptom severity.
Blagg, The Behavioural Treatment of School Phobia, (Florence, KY: Taylor and Frances/Routledge, 1990).
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The girl, allegedly suffering from "school phobia," was confined to a "child psychiatry unit."
School refusal behavior is a term than encompasses all subsets of problematic absenteeism, such as truancy, school phobia, and separation anxiety.
Although many children with separation anxiety experience distress on going to school, most do not miss school for long periods due to parental insistence on their attendance (see section on school phobia).
For example, numerous terms have been bandied about to describe illegitimate and problematic absenteeism, including school phobia, truancy, school refusal, and separation anxiety.
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Right now the greatest obstacle to the diagnosis is the assumption that an adolescent with CFS is suffering from school phobia or depression.

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