School Phobia Anxiety Children Teens Adolescents Phoenix Arizona

School phobia is defined as anxiety and fear related to going to school.This can lead to prolonged absences from school, developmental deficiencies in academic performance and impaired social adjustment.

Behaviors as possible symptoms of school phobia

Worry about harm to parent.

Reluctance or refusal to go to school.

Physical health complaints on school days.

Distress in relation to separation from parents.

Nightmares re: separation.

Avoidance of being alone.

Trembling, fidgeting, sweating school mornings.

Loss of appetite

Fear of being embarrassed or humiliated.

Excessive anxiety when speaking to teachers or peers.

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