The Origins of Anxiety, Panic and Rage Attacks

  title={The Origins of Anxiety, Panic and Rage Attacks},
  author={A. Janov},
  journal={Activitas Nervosa Superior},
  • A. Janov
  • Published 2013
  • Psychology
  • Activitas Nervosa Superior
This is a report of clinical observations over forty five years. We describe the difference between limbic fear versus brainstem terror. The earlier a patient relives events from childhood, and infancy, the deeper into the brain he may reach. In the process, the affective responses become more exaggerated; for example, mild hopelessness becomes suicidal hopelessness, fear becomes terror, and anger becomes rage. The responses become more primitive as they emanate from a brain that is more… Expand
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