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I have panic attacks frequently when my friends and I get into bad arguments, or when my friendships end. Could this be indicative of separation anxiety?

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Last Updated: 05/15/2018 at 9:49am
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Top Rated Answers
December 5th, 2016 11:44pm
Separation anxiety is more linked to being unable to be without a specific person or item. The panic attacks you're experiencing may be closer linked with the negative feelings of not having closure when a friendship ends, or when arguments happen.
August 11th, 2015 12:40am
It could be or a symptom of an abandonment issue or just because you don't want to lose someone you care about. I think you should check into that. Talk to your friends. Hope this helps :)
January 29th, 2015 12:03am
I believe this might indicate separation anxiety or even social anxiety. That might be something to discuss with a professional who may be able to help you.
April 29th, 2015 4:58am
Set up and appointment with a professional to further understand if this could be separation anxiety.
September 6th, 2015 6:40pm
The best way to find the answers that you seek is by talking to a trained professional that can help you to figure out what is going on and to sort out your feelings. Especially if its interfering with your life or relationships. By seeking a psychologist, therapist or counselor, you can perhaps find the answers.
July 18th, 2016 11:50am
may not, you may be get more angry during that situations,it leads to friendship first know what are panic attacks
May 15th, 2018 9:49am
There is a possibility of separation anxiety, however you should not take this as a definite yes and ask for medications or specific courses of therapy without first being properly diagnosed.