Have you ever noticed that your child refuses to go to school or to a party or play-date at another’s house, refuses to be alone without you, refuses to go to another part of the house without you or even refuses to sleep alone? If this is the case, your child could be suffering and it is time to begin treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder. Separation Anxiety Disorder can be extremely disabling for children and painful for their parents to witness, however there is hope with treatment. The best form of treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder in mild to moderate cases is psychotherapy or parent guidance. There are many different forms of psychotherapy, but the most commonly used for this is known as Cognitive-Behavioral therapy. However, an important thing to remember is that the sooner you treat the problem the less impact the problem will have down the line and the better the ultimate results in treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder.
So what do you do if you think your child needs treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder? Go seek help from a professional with experience in the treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder. Unfortunately, this is not as easy as it seems. The reason is there are a number of factors involved in the treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder.
Often both the child and the parents need help. The parents need help because they are torn between seeing their child suffer; yet feeling they need to “push” the child past it. This parental dilemma can occur if parents recall their own possible childhood anxiety. They want to empathize with the child and cannot give them the loving “push” the child needs. This is where parent guidance plays a role in the treatment for Separation Anxiety Disorder.
Here at Proliance Center our team of professionals have a lot of experience with this and we are here to help. Give us a call today.