publication . Article . 2007

Separation of anxiety (anguish) from other similar phenomena

Mojca Hribar;
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  • Published: 01 Nov 2007 Journal: Psihološka Obzorja (issn: 2350-5141, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Slovenian Psychologists' Association
In this paper we try to define anxiety (anguish). Through short etymologic and content analysis we find out that the word anxiety has stronger component of bodily sensations and stronger emphasis on 'pain' than the word anguish. Anguish is a broader concept than anxiety. The latter refers to more concrete in comparison with anguish. Anxiety is usually used in empirical, whereas anguish is used in philosophical discourse. However, the identity of these two concepts and the underlying phenomenon is so overlapping, that they may be used as synonyms in less formal discurse situations. After the 'affirmative definition' we continue, in dialectial fash...
free text keywords: anxiety, anguish, fear, depression, panic, Psychology, BF1-990
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