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Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 277–285 | Cite as

The language of anxiety: The subjective experience of vulnerability

  • Erwin Randolph Parson
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Abstract

The experience of anxiety is a condition known to mankind from time immemorial. In contemporary clinical practice anxiety is the driving force behind some of the most difficult and seemingly intractable clinical syndromes presented to clinicians today. It presents a major challenge to non-clinical populations as well. This paper discusses the problem of anxiety from the perspective of language —the primitive roots of language. How understanding these roots helps therapists to better grasp their patients' inner experience and some suggestions for anxiety management are discussed.

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Public Health Clinical Practice Social Psychology Subjective Experience Clinical Syndrome 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Erwin Randolph Parson
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  1. 1.Perry Point

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