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How common is separation anxiety disorder?

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Separation anxiety affects approximately 4%-5% of children in the U. S. ages 7-11. It's less common in teenagers. It affects boys and girls equally.

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 28, 2020

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National Institute of Mental Health.

Reviewed by Brunilda Nazario on September 28, 2020

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