From selective mutism... to separation anxiety disorder

Author/s Valentina Moraca
Publishing Year 2016 Issue 2015/3
Language Italian Pages 11 P. 107-117 File size 98 KB
DOI 10.3280/PSOB2015-003007
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The case presented is that of Giulia, 5 and a half years old that presents a functioning matrix anxious that has triggered two sequential diagnosis. Initially a selective mute, of scholastic nature, took shape. The treatment occurred in 6 sessions at a studio oriented to understand simple emotions and at the same time with teachers through a program aimed at improving verbal interaction. During the second phase, Giulia presented a separation anxiety disorder, which was treated at the studio in 4 sessions with the mother’s help, through an oriented work of gradual exposition to separation.

Keywords: Mutism; Anxiety; Separation; Attachment; Emotion

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Valentina Moraca, Da mutismo selettivo a disturbo d’ansia da separazione in "PSICOBIETTIVO" 3/2015, pp 107-117, DOI: 10.3280/PSOB2015-003007