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Separation anxiety disorder in the DSM-5 era

  title={Separation anxiety disorder in the DSM-5 era},
  author={Claudia Carmassi and Camilla Gesi and Enrico Massimetti and M Katherine Shear and Liliana Dell’Osso},
Journal of Psychopathology 2015;21:365-371 Summary Separation Anxiety Disorder has been recently classified into the DSM-5 section of Anxiety Disorders, acknowledging its role not only in childhood and adolescence but also across the whole lifespan. In the DSM-IV-TR, in fact, this condition was typically considered to begin in childhood. Clinical data report prevalence rates from 20 to 40%, showing high comorbidity rates with most mental disorders. Epidemiological data highlight that in fact… Expand
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Separation anxiety disorder among outpatients with major depressive disorder: Prevalence and clinical correlates.
SEPAD was highly prevalent, with a majority of cases starting in adulthood among patients with MDD, while SEPAD comorbidity was associated with high levels of anxiety and an increased likelihood of suboptimal response to usual depression treatment. Expand
Adult separation anxiety disorder in complicated grief: an exploratory study on frequency and correlates.
SEPAD is highly prevalent among patients with CG and is associated with greater symptom severity and impairment and greater comorbidity with PTSD and PD. Expand
Portuguese validation of the Adult Separation Anxiety—Questionnaire (ASA-27)
The Portuguese version of the ASA-27 is a reliable and valid measure of ASAD and showed incremental validity in the explanation of anxiety measured by STAI. Expand
Separation anxiety (kecemasan ketika berpisah) di lingkungan sekolah merupakan fenomena yang umum terjadi pada anak usia dini. Kecemasan ini diekspresikan dengan menangis, tantrum, menolakExpand
Comparison of the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy and filialtherapy on the levels of theory of mind in children with separation anxiety disorder
یديس هموصعم هديس یدنا 1 ، یفجن دومحم 3 رگوب نايميحر قحسا ، 1 Comparison of the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy and filialtherapy on the levels of theory of mind in children withExpand
Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Andrew R. Eisen, Kristin L. Toffey
  • The Cambridge Handbook of Anxiety and Related Disorders
  • 2018


Adult separation anxiety disorder in DSM-5.
A literature review was carried out on behalf of the Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive Spectrum, Posttraumatic, and Dissociative Disorders DSM-5 workgroup to explore the evidence for SAD in adulthood, focusing on potentially relevant clinical characteristics and risk factors. Expand
Separation anxiety disorder across the lifespan: DSM-5 lifts age restriction on diagnosis.
A paradigm shift is needed in which clinicians are alerted to identifying and treating the condition in all age groups, and research across countries is needed to examine the new formulation of separation anxiety disorder amongst populations of diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Expand
Pediatric-Onset and Adult-Onset Separation Anxiety Disorder Across Countries in the World Mental Health Survey.
Examination of the epidemiology of separation anxiety disorder as a disorder with onsets spanning the life course, using cross-country data found childhood adversity and lifetime trauma are important antecedents, and adverse effects on role function make it a significant target for treatment. Expand
Separation anxiety in adulthood: a phenomenological investigation.
Although limited by the method of sampling, this preliminary study suggests the need to examine more systematically whether a form of separation anxiety disorder may occur in adulthood. Expand
Childhood Separation Anxiety and the Risk of Subsequent Psychopathology: Results from a Community Study
Although revealing a strong association between SAD and PDAG, the results argue against a specific SAD-PDAG relationship. Expand
Is There an Adult form of Separation Anxiety Disorder? A Brief Clinical Report
Exacerbations of separation anxiety appeared to be closely linked to actual or threatened ruptures to primary bonds, and formal nosological systems such as the DSM may need to be revised to incorporate adult manifestations of the disorder. Expand
Separation anxiety disorder in childhood as a risk factor for future mental illness.
Because SAD creates a major vulnerability for mental disorders during young adulthood, clinicians should be sensitive to the presence of SAD, and children and adolescents with SAD should be treated. Expand
Anxiety and anxiety disorders in children and adolescents: developmental issues and implications for DSM-V.
Epidemiological evidence covering prevalence, incidence, course, and risk factors of anxiety disorders among children and adolescents is reviewed for improved early recognition and differential diagnosis as well as prevention and treatment. Expand
The separation anxiety hypothesis of panic disorder revisited: a meta-analysis.
A childhood diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder significantly increases the risk of panic disorder and any anxiety disorder and these results support a developmental psychopathology conceptualization of anxiety disorders. Expand
Prevalence and correlates of estimated DSM-IV child and adult separation anxiety disorder in the National Comorbidity Survey Replication.
Criteria for adult separation anxiety disorder should be refined in future editions of DSM because the disorder is likely to be much more common in adults than previously recognized. Expand