1994 issue 1


Volume 3, issue 1


The place of anxiety in psychopathology

Jacek Wciórka1
1. I Kliniki Psychiatrycznej IPiN w Warszawie
Postępy Psychiatrii i Neurologii, 1994, 3, 37-52
Keywords: anxiety, psychopathology


The paper describes anxiety as viewed from the psychopathological perspective: on the one hand as either a transitory affective state or a stable personality trait and on the other hand as a symptom or constituent of the clinical syndrome. Intercorrelations between physical, psychological, and environmental determinants of anxiety are discussed and its crucial role is emphasized both in the clinical pattern of mental disorders, as well as in the pathogenesis and treatment of some physical diseases.

Address for correspondence:
Doc. Jacek Wciórka,
I Klinika Psychiatryczna w PiN,
Al. Sobieskiego 1/9,
02-957 Warszawa