*It's at it's strongest at ten to eighteen months, and usually subsides at age three.
*Separation anxiety is characterized by worrying out of proportion to the situation of temporarily leaving home or leaving loved ones.
*4%-5% of adolescents and children suffer from separation anxiety.
*Up to 80% of children who refuse school qualify for diagnosis of separation anxiety.
*Risk factors include low socioeconomic status, family history of anxiety, and mothers being stressed during pregnancy.
*Counseling is the best method of treatment for separation anxiety.
*Some separation anxiety is normal/expected in children, but when it's severe and prolonged, it then becomes a problem.
*Therapists cannot determine an exact cause.
*Separation anxiety is a combination of genetic and environmental vulnerabilities.