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When *Lizzie Dawe’s three and a half year old daughter started to experience a near constant stomach ache, her first instinct was to take her to the pediatrician
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After trying an elimination diet (which yielded no changes) and noticing she was also suddenly having difficulty falling and staying asleep, she started to suspect that something bigger was going on. Next, came the intense separation anxiety. “I knew it wasn’t normal because she would launch into a full-fledged, red-faced screamfest at even the thought of leaving my side to go to the bathroom or retrieve a toy from the other side of the room,” said Dawe. “It was as though she was consumed by fear.” While some stress over being apart from a parent or loved one is normal...