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Anxiety: A Short History ❮Reading❯ ➳ Anxiety: A Short History ➬ Author Allan V. Horwitz – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk More people today report feeling anxious than ever before even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies Almost one in five people experiences an anxiety disorder each year, and More people today report feeling anxious than ever before even while living in relatively safe and prosperous modern societies Almost one in five people experiences an anxiety disorder each year, and than a quarter of the population admits to an anxiety condition at some point Anxiety: A PDF \ in their lives Here Allan V Horwitz, a sociologist of mental illness and mental health, narrates how this condition has been experienced, understood, and treated through the ages from Hippocrates, through Freud, to todayAnxiety is rooted in an ancient part of the brain, and our ability to be anxious is inherited from species far ancient than humans Anxiety is often adaptive it enables us to respond to threats But when normal fear yields to what psychiatry categorizes as anxiety disorders, it becomes maladaptive As Horwitz explores the history and multiple identities of anxiety melancholia, nerves, neuroses, phobias, and so on it becomes clear that every age has had its own anxieties and that culture plays a role in shaping how anxiety is expressed.


10 thoughts on “Anxiety: A Short History

  1. Samuel Brown Samuel Brown says:

    A somewhat useful, mostly academic overview of the history of anxiety Mostly skeptical of medicalization and the dominance of the DSM, which I think is not unreasonable The endnotes point to plenty of secondary literature that will be useful for getting a sense for the history of how psychiatrists and their predecessors have grappled with the nature of anxiety.


  2. Maureen Weiner Maureen Weiner says:

    This book was a bit difficult to read because of the extensive medical terminology But, I m glad I finished it because it reminds us not to put too much faith into society s view of mental illness and especially not to put too much faith in medication, particularly if medication is used in place of addressing societal and situational causes of anxiety and depression.


  3. Lori Lori says:

    Very detailed Skimmed Basically not muchknown of anxiety than in the earlier decades Talk and natural solutions can change brain chemistry Drugs have a lot of unwanted side effects.


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