An 8-year-old boy needs to be coaxed to go to school and, while there, often complains of severe headaches or stomach pain. His
mother frequently has to take him home because of his symptoms. At night, he tries to sleep with his parents. When they insist that
he sleep in his own room, he says that there are monsters in his closet. Which of the following best explains this behavior?
a. Childhood schizophrenia
b. Normal concerns of latency-age children
c. Separation anxiety disorder
d. Socialized conduct disorder
e. Symbiotic psychosis