Year: 1988 Source: Midwife Health Visitor and Community Nurse, v.24, no.10, (October 1988), p.431-432 SIEC No: 19910482

This article describes the effects of school phobia. Children who have this disorder may manifest their anxieties as psychosomatic illness, nervous breakdowns, or suicidal depression. It may be precipitated by trauma or negative factors within the school. Factors within the school system which contribute to this phobia are discussed. The author concludes that those who demonstrate this anxiety should be educated at home, as allowed under the Education Act. (VM)