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Child Psychiatry

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Every morning on school days, an 8-year-old girl becomes tearful and distressed and claims she feels sick. Once in school, she often goes to the nurse, complaining of headaches and stomach pains. At least once a week, she misses school or is picked up early by her mother due to her complaints. Her pediatrician has ruled out organic causes for the physical symptoms. The child is usually symptom free on weekends, unless her parents go out and leave her with a babysitter. Which of the following is the most likely diagnosis?



A Separation anxiety disorder

B Major depression

C Somatization disorder

D Generalized anxiety disorder

Ans. A Separation anxiety disorderB. Major depression

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