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[School refusal anxiety].

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Archives de Pédiatrie
0929-693X
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
6
Issue
1
Pages
97–101
Identifiers
PMID: 9974105
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

School refusal mainly affects 11-13-year-old children but may be observed at any age from 5 to 15 years. It has two main clinical varieties: 1) school phobia in which the refusal attitude is directed toward school itself or an aspect of school environment; 2) separation anxiety in which the refusal of going to school is related to the separation with attached relatives, frequently the mother. Early recognition and intervention are determining factors for the prognosis. Hospital management and/or medication (imipramine) may be necessary in severe forms.

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