ANXIOPATHIA AS AN EXPERIENCE OF LIFE WITH GENERALIZED ANXIETY AND ITS INFLUENCE ON GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER THERAPEutic efficacy

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Clinical-psychopathological and pathopsychological investigation of 204 patients showed "anti-therapeutic" influence of the acquired life experience with anxiety disorder. This experience was identified as anxiopathia and was considered to be one of the reasons of transformation of generalized anxiety disorder into the chronic form.

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Аlexei А Аtamanov

Chelyabinsky state medical academy, department of social work

Email: atamanov_psy@mail.ru
кафедра социальной работы, психологии и педагогики; Челябинская государственная медицинская академия; Chelyabinsky state medical academy, department of social work

Vladimir D Меndelevich

Каzan state medical university

Email: mend@tbit.ru
кафедра медицинской и общей психологии; Казанский государственный медицинский университет; Каzan state medical university

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