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Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?

Generalized anxiety disorder, OCD, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), PTSD, panic disorder...

The current worldview of these problems is driven by the medical model and the belief that they are (mental) illnesses caused by something going wrong in our brain and that the answer lies in 'fixing' the thing that has gone wrong.


Take the middle-aged woman, (emotionally fragile from early life stress and conflict), who suffers emotional abuse at the hands of her partner – abuse that not only scares her but also makes her feel that she cannot do anything right, and that everything she does fails miserably or is totally worthless. Is her GAD thinking (or severe depression for that matter) simply the result of something going wrong in her brain that can be fixed by medication?

... or is there a better explanation?

And a better solution?


It's the same for most anxiety disorders today.

Not diseases, disorders or mental illness, they involve natural survival instincts common to us all – normal self-protective thoughts, feelings and behaviours that become over-sensitive, intensified and grossly exaggerated due to negative life experiences...

Life experiences that condition us to be afraid.

'Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?' takes a fresh look at anxiety disorders through the lens of human evolution and survival and reveals how 'trying to protect our self' from an onslaught of negative life experiences can explain the develoment of many of those anxiety problems classed as 'disorders' and 'mental illness' today.

In PART 1, we'll look at anxiety as the survival instinct it is – what is it, why do we have it and how does it work? Learn what all the anxiety symptoms mean and why we get them. This knowledge alone can reduce much of their power.

PART 2 describes anxiety disorders in relation to the dominant worldview (the medical model) and shows how they are defined and diagnosed.
Importantly, we'll also explore the medications that are used to treat these problems based on this belief and explain what they do to our mind and body in trying to stop anxiety. Learn more about these medications than your doctor will tell you. Get all the information you need to weigh up the benefits and risks accurately.

In PART 3, we'll look at a much better way to explain anxiety disorders – one which reflects real experience. Don't be consigned to a life feeling helpless and hopeless over some 'awful illness that very little can be done about'. There's a better answer.

Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?

Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal?
break  Can they really be normal? ›› Read the First Chapter

Format: Digital
ISBN: 9781393424581
Publisher: Help-For
Author: Terry Dixon
Pages: 60
Price: 1.99

This book is available for all eBook readers (kindle, Nook, Kobo etc.) and you can also read it on a computer, tablet or smartphone using the appropriate e-reader app., which is free to download at the store.

Anxiety Disorders: Mental Illness or Normal? - all devices

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"Anxiety is a thin stream of fear trickling through the mind. If encouraged, it cuts a channel into which all other thoughts are drained."

...Robert Albert Bloch



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