Jacobs Journal of Neurology and Neuroscience

Anxiety Disorders: Definitions, Contexts, Neural Correlates And Strategic Therapy

Published on: 2019-03-29

Abstract

Starting from the concept of anxiety, we proceeded to separate the “physiological” form from the “pathological” forms, distinguishing between fear, anguish, panic, phobia, fear, terror and stress, all terms often confused and overlapped in the common jargon. Distinguishing the individual psychopathologies contained in DSM-V anxiety disorders, with a focus on the psychodynamic profile, the analysis focused on the neural correlates involved in anxiety disorders and on the best pharmacological and psychotherapeutic approaches chosen to treat the morbid condition, paying particular attention to the strategic model and the most important clinical techniques.

Keywords

Psychology; neuroscience; anxiety; panic; terror; anxiety disorders; panic attack; panic disorder; selective mutism; phobia; agoraphobia; amygdala; prefrontal cortex; fear; anxiety; psychotherapy; psychopharmacology; benzodiazipines; antidepressants; strategic approach