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Angst : origins of anxiety and depression

Autore: Jeffrey P Kahn
Editore: New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Why do so many people suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous angst? Some twenty percent of us are afflicted with common Anxiety and Depressive disorders. That's not just nervous or scared or sad - that is painful dysfunction without obvious benefit. This angst comes from an evolutionary inheritance that biologically shaped us into social communities. There are just five specific diagnostic subtypes that account  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Jeffrey P Kahn
ISBN: 9780199796441 0199796440
Numero OCLC: 781680688
Descrizione: xiii, 294 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contenuti: Lions and tigers and bears are not why : angst is the modern echo of evolved social instincts --
Don't stray far from family, home, or safety : panic anxiety --
Follow the leader of the pack : social anxiety --
A sure and tidy nest (clean, arrange, save, and behave) : obsessive-compulsive disorder --
Go along to get along : atypical depression --
Feeling so useless you could die : melancholic depression --
Consciousness lost and instinct run amok : schizophrenia and psychosis --
Happy in the herd : instinctive herds and primeval ignorance --
Climbing to civilization : the rise of reason and the ascent of angst --
Illness and instinct : consciousness has consequences --
Free to choose : how to balance your reason and instinct.
Responsabilità: Jeffrey P. Kahn.
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With so many afflicted by the slings and arrows of outrageous angst, its true origin has remained mysterious. A new theoretical synthesis suggests that while animals share a set of evolved social  Per saperne di più…

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