Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst

Zeitschrift für Depression und Angst
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ISSN: 2167-1044


Study of the Subjective Aspects of Anxiety by the Means of Modal Logic

José Manuel García Arroyo

Anxiety may cause so many physical symptoms that it confused classical authors, until a specific category called “Generalized Anxiety Disorder” (GAD) was set up. The aim of this study is to unveil the subjective aspects that provoke and remain the symptoms of anxiety. To achieve this, we have selected a sample of patients diagnosed with GAD and applied them the Categories of modal logic. As a result, participants went through these categories, fulfilling what we have named the “Modal circuit of anxiety”. It is a path that leads them to “The impossible”, a place where the most disturbing symptoms appear. Understanding this and avoiding fall into the lure of physical manifestations (as classical authors did) provides a new vision that allows us: a) the return to the starting point b) to work on the prophylaxis of this disorder in individuals who undergo excessive burden