Pediatrics/separation anxiety disorder
I have a 6 years old son.he has started preschool from last Month(he will start grade 1 from Sept)..he has separation anxiety disorder ,the anxiety doesn't let him to get connected easily.I have been in his school for 2 weeks but nothing has changed!!!I am told that I should stay more,but I can't get too many days off from my work.what should I do?please advise me.
ANSWER: Hi, sara,
In the USA, we would say take him to his pediatrician, get a good history, including family history of anxiety, check some basic labs to be sure his thyroid gland and other things are functioning well and then refer him to a pediatric counselor. This is what I would suggest. I'm not sure what resources like this you have available.
Good luck, Dr. Olson
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QUESTION: Dear Dr.oslon
Thanks for your kind reply.thyroid gland and which others may not function well?
Generally in the USA, I would look at a complete blood count for anemia, check a TSH for thyroid, check a lead level, and might get a strep antibody titer, to rule out what is called PANDAS. Google it! It is highly likely all this will be normal.
Good luck, dr. Olson