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Thursday, May 23, 2013
Anxiety and Stress Disorders (Children)
My 5 year old daughter get sick or makes herself throw up just before school (kindergarden) each day. Is this common?
Yes, it is common but it may progress to school phobia or the intentional feigning of illness to get out of going to school. I would watch and evaluate the duration and timing of these instances and consult a health professional if they persist for longer than 1 month.
Kathleen A Pajer, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University