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Counselling to overcome separation anxiety in child - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Mental Health
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   I am going through a divorce and my daughter has been waking up (she is 5) in the middle of the night screaming for her dad not to leave and when I grab her and hold her she kept screaming and me to hold her and I already was.
User :   She was very upset and kept saying she didnt want him to leave
Doctor :   u need to consult a counsellor
Doctor :   he will be able to help you
User :   no matter how much I held her she kept saying that she wanted me to told her, she was in my arms
Doctor :   ur kid must be missing her dad
Doctor :   i understand ur problem
Doctor :   she is still young kid 5 years
Doctor :   will take some time
User :   she sees her dad at least 4 times a week plus every other weekend. do you think she needs a counsellor or its just separation anxiety that will go away with time
Doctor :   to get adjusted to live along with you
Doctor :   yes it could be separation anxiety
Doctor :   a counsellor would surely help the kid
Doctor :   make sure u divert her attention
Doctor :   towards studies
User :   she is not in school yet, she just turned 5
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   u can take her for holiday
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