Anxiety often happens early in childhood, especially if one parent is anxious
also a result of early childhood adversity . .. molestation or bullying
Obsessive Compulsive and Related Disorders, skin picking, and cutting
OCD affects 1% to 3% of population, more for the rich and educated
Obsession vs Compulsive
“Anxiety disorders are frequent and early-emerging conditions associated with considerable developmental, psychosocial, and psychopathologic complications. 10% of youth.
Early anxiety syndromes may remit spontaneously, but the vast majority of children and adolescents with an anxiety disorder suffer from either the same condition or other mental disorders throughout their life.
Potential risk factors for the development of anxiety disorders have been identified, such as parental psychopathology, behaviorally inhibited temperament, and early life adversity (abuse, neglect).”
Biological Models / / /
you have Brain Anomalities, sleep apnea, drug reactions, medical illnesses,
can learn to fear throughout life
false self vs true self
—- in a Phobia we do not know what was paired with that fear that grew
Feminist theory : that women would cause themselves to fail to be “acceptable” to men
- Defenses are erected to avoid “what is.”
- Fusion illusion in couples
- Religion (belief in afterlife)
- Compulsive hyperactivity
- Healthy person: one who lives with the givens of existence and is anxious in the face of them without erecting defense mechanisms.
——————— FILM on Hoarding
“My Mother’s Garden