5 Signs You Have Fear of Abandonment or Separation Anxiety

Separation anxiety is the extreme fear of being separated from loved ones or people who we perceive to be a source of safety and connection. When you hear the words “separation anxiety” you may think of a child crying when their parents leave them on the first day of school, but adults can struggle with it too. According to The American Journal of Psychiatry, an estimated 43% of people who experience separation anxiety develop the condition after 18 years of age.

Do you think you might have separation anxiety too? This video might help.

Disclaimer: This video isn’t meant to diagnose anyone. Please reach out to a mental health professional if you’re struggling.

Researcher/Writer: Stela Košić
Editor: Rida Batool
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
Voice Over: Drew Baillie
Animator: Ayacchi (https://www.youtube.com/ayacchi)
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong