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Anxiety as viewed by existentialism

JAN CZESŁAW CZABAŁA1
1. Instytut Psychiatrii i Neurologii
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 29-35
Keywords: anxiety, existentialism

Abstract

Anxiety is such a feature of a human beings that must be considered by any theory explaining the functioning of man. Anxiety is regarded by existential theories as the basic feeling accompanying man. Anxiety feelings are experienced most often due to the individual's awareness of his mortality, his responsibility for his own free choice, the awareness of his own existence, and finally, due to his uncertainty as to the purpose of his existence. Conditions of human existence and their accompanying anxiety have a significant effect on mental health.

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