Signs, Symptoms & Treatment

Separation Anxiety Disorder & Addiction

Content Overview: Separation anxiety disorder is a mental illness commonly associated with substance abuse. Learn more about the signs of separation anxiety, and how South Coast Counseling can help.

Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD) involves severe anxiety being suffered by an individual in regards to being separated from people with whom there is a small emotional attachment or from home. SAD is often exhibited in children when they begin school and are separated from a caregiver or a parent.

Often, SAD can be a co-occurring disorder that is seen in conjunction with substance abuse. Here at South Coast Counseling, we have a team of experts who at the same time, provide mental health treatment and treat your drug and alcohol abuse.

Co-Occurring Disorders We Treat

  • Anti-Social Personality Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Dependent Personality Disorder
  • Histrionic Personality Disorder
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Obessesive-Compulsive Personality Disoder
  • Bipolar Disorder (1,2, and Cyclothymic)
  • Chronic Mild Depression/ Dsythmia
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • PTSD/Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Trauma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Opposistional Defiance Disorder
  • Insomnia Disorder
  • Chronic Pain Syndrome

We come up with a personalized treatment plan that includes cognitive and behavioral therapy along with medication, as needed. Clients of all ages, from children through senior adults can benefit from our services. By seeking professional help, you can regain control of your situation and have a much more relaxing and normal life, free from regular anxiety attacks and stress.

Working to help you overcome the unrealistic worries and fears that accompany the separation. Sometimes SAD results in temper tantrums or irrational pleading. Sometimes SAD develops after a traumatic event, such as the death of a loved one or a serious illness. There are situations in which the anxiety of an adult can feed the anxiety of a child.

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To learn more about how we can help you or your loved one overcome SAD, contact South Coast Counseling today. With a personalized treatment plan, you can start regaining your independence from anxiety. We work to help you regain control.

Don’t Wait Until It’s Too Late.

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