Hmmm

I need to stop being depressed and do my paper. Considering I won’t have much time for working on it this week, I should get to it.

The sun is gone. Somewhere behind the clouds. It is a little chilly. Not so bad since it has been so cold lately.

Anxiety. My coping mechanisms haven’t been working too well lately. I have looked up anxiety. There is so much..

o Panic Disorder, Agoraphobia and Social Anxiety Disorder
o Generalized Anxiety Disorder
o Phobic Disorder
o Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
o Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

I start to think my coping mechanisms have been inadequate to deal with any danger (real or in my head). It is totally possible to not recognize this either and be totally clueless to the fact that I’m being inadequate in my dealing with anxiety. Now, where does my anxiety come from? Freudian view of anxiety is that there is a conflict between the id and superego, with the ego being the mediator. Anxiety happens when the ego is not strong enough to resolve the conflict. Sullivanian theory says that one that has fear of disapproval from the mother is the base of anxiety.

Some believe that anxiety comes from being a learned response to avoid pain. Cognitive theory says that a person has a problem in the information processing part of their brain or cognition. Distorted thinking bring negativity and thus anxiety.

I still haven’t much clue to the exact location of my anxiety. I have some inklings, but I can’t get into that now. Must do my paper.. on more technical stuff and less psychoanalytic theory stuff.