Tag: Alberto DeCastro

The Future of Existential Psychology: Understanding Experience From Present Intentions


Even though the explanations about anxiety in the DSM-IV-TR (APA, 2000) detail concrete variables related to symptomatic characteristics, such as psychophysiological symptoms, aversive environmental determinants, problematic or dysfunctional behaviors, irrational reactions, all of those explanations omit the intentions/purposes, meaning, and specific needs of the person who lives those symptomatic characteristics. As a result, we can… Read more »