Cilla the Worried Gorilla - Separation Anxiety Disorder
What is separation anxiety disorder?
The story in this book is based on an anxiety disorder called separation anxiety disorder.
Most children go through a normal stage of not wanting to leave their parents or their home. However, some children continually worry unrealistically that some harm will come to their parents or that some terrible event will separate them from their caregivers.
They will often refuse to go to school or sleep by themselves. They have nightmares, don’t want to be left alone at home and become excessively distressed when away from their parents or home.