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In the introduction the author discusses the main theories of anxiety according to older authors (Darwin and Ribot) and also Freud and Goldstein. He includes fear and offers three types: anxiety with recognition of danger to oneself or persons close to oneself, anxiety due to objective danger without recognition and toxic and reflex anxiety. After a discussion of various degrees of intensity, he discusses pathologic anxiety. The first part deals with "pure" anxiety states, a term which is defined rather vaguely, with reference to various types and degrees of anxiety and their somatic and emotional aspects. The second part refers to anxiety in various psychopathologic settings. The author presents the relationship of anxiety to perplexity, to depressive and paranoic reactions and to compulsions. Perplexity and anxiety are two different emotional reactions, although always closely connected. In depressions anxiety is always present, even though expressed only as inner restlessness. Suspiciousness is
Zur Psychopathologie und Klinik der Angstzustände. Sonderausg. von Abhandlungen aus die Neurologie, Psychiatrie, Psychologie und ihren Grenzgebieten. Arch NeurPsych. 1937;37(2):478. doi:10.1001/archneurpsyc.1937.02260140264019
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