Pathological fear of death, panic attacks, and hypochondriasis.

  title={Pathological fear of death, panic attacks, and hypochondriasis.},
  author={Vladan Starcevic},
  journal={American journal of psychoanalysis},
  volume={49 4},
The article has presented a concept of the pathological fear of death as a categorically defined phenomenon and outlined its distinguishing features. In an attempt to account for the origin of the pathological fear of death, most weight has been given to developmental and structural abnormalities in the regulation and control of the primary and disruptive forms of anxiety. The additional contributing factors have also been taken into consideration: a defect in the defensive and symbolic… CONTINUE READING


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