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DANTAS, Jurema Barros; SA, Roberto Novaes de  e  CARRETEIRO, Teresa Cristina O. C. The pathologization of anxiety in the contemporary world. Arq. bras. psicol. [online]. 2009, vol.61, n.2, pp. 1-9. ISSN 1809-5267.

This work aims at reflecting on the anxiety concealing and pathologization as a frequent mark of subjectivity production in the contemporary world. The existencial analytic of Heidegger does a thematic discussion about anxiety as a basic affective mood of human being-there. From his analytic of being-there and his later reflections on the modern technique, the directions in the current ways of avoidance of anxiety and the concealment of the essential condition of lack of protection of the existence through the control compulsion and security guard are argued. The medical and psicological approaches of the phenomenon of anxiety have been central strategies in this project of control. The essential paper of anxiety in the dynamics of existential singularization is still argued, as well as the consequence, for the psychological treatments, of a thematic appropriation of its place, from which, they can strengthen this concealing pathological approach or open space for the singularization processes that anxiety experiences can excite.

Palavras-chave : Anxiety; Contemporary; Existence; Pathologization.

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