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On the Relation between Anxiety and Neurosis

Author(s): Simeon Kyurkchiev
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Social psychology and group interaction, Clinical psychology, Health and medicine and law
Published by: Фондация за хуманитарни и социални изследвания - София
Keywords: anxiety; neurosis; mental disorders; obsessive compulsive disorder

Summary/Abstract: The article presents a few theses on anxiety, anxiety disorder and neurosis. The main concept that connects the supported positions is that anxiety differs from anxiety disorder. The experience of the anxious person is understood as an openness to a primal horror; hence, the neurotization, the anxiety disorder is an effect of the efforts to gain distance and protect the psyche from this experience (which transforms it into fear and makes it endurable). Thus, the neurotic subject is described as a producer of objects of fear. Regarding the social aspects of suffering of anxiety disorder, the article suggests that the neurotic person has access to no specific language that could effectively convey his/her experience as the vocabulary of anxiety is widely used to describe daily forms of worry and insecurity.

  • Issue Year: 2020
  • Issue No: 53
  • Page Range: 157-165
  • Page Count: 9
  • Language: Bulgarian