Didaskaleinophobia is an intense fear of something that poses little or no actual danger.
Didaskleinophobia, school phobia is itself a symptom of anxiety disorder in childhood. It is also known as separation anxiety which is an inappropriate fear of leaving their parents, a person or place of trust or home for example.
Children who develop school phobia become terrified, try every avoidance tactic in order to stay away from school. If the child is regularly saying that he is too sick to go to school, he could be doing so in order to avoid anxious feeling.
Didaskaleinophobia is a condition that describes a severe fear of going to school. It is sometimes referred to as separation anxiety, but some doctors argue that separation anxiety describes fear of being separated by parents for any reason, not just to attend school. These doctors maintain that didaskaleinophobia may be a type of separation anxiety.
Though primarily associated with children under age the age of 12, didaskaleinophobia can affect both children and teens and, in rare cases, may continue into adulthood. Children who suffer this condition may have many fears associated with going to school. Often they are fearful for themselves, that something bad will happen to them at school, but sometimes they are fearful that some harm may come to their parents or loved ones while they are away. Whatever the imagined threat, children who suffer didaskaleinophobia have fear reactions that are common to many other phobias.
Didaskaleinophobia is typically treated by counseling sessions aimed at helping children confront their fears. This type of treatment typically involves the administration of the school, as it could require after-school visits. During these visits, the child takes some time becoming comfortable with the school while having a parent along to help minimize fear. Each visit typically lasts longer and might include more exposure to other children and teachers.
In severe cases of didaskaleinophobia, medication might be part of the treatment program. These medications might include antidepressants or beta blockers. Many doctors believe that treating childhood phobias with these types of medications may carry risks of side effects that could be much more damaging than the phobia they are meant to treat. Antidepressants have been linked to suicide in children and teens
1.School phobia or didaskaleinophobia develops in the same way as an adult anxiety disorder. After an extended period of being at home such as school holidays, it is difficult for the child to break away from home.
2. Sometimes moving to a new place, or bereavement can cause immense stress to a child, which exudes in disturbed and anxious behaviors and thereby leading to didaskaleinophobia.
3. Additionally the child’s family often unintentionally reinforces school phobic symptoms. When a family undergoes a major stress such as moving house, it is common for a child to express mild refusal to leave the parents as the child may also be anxious, distressed or depressed.
4. A change of schools, bullying or teasing by other students, a very strict teacher or a learning ability can also be a part of the problem.