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Entries by Jeffrey P. Kahn, M.D. from 11/2012

The Origin of Angst: How Ancient Herd Instincts Cause Modern Anxiety and Depression

| Posted 11.30.2012 | Science

The five herd instincts are still there underneath. When they sense that we are not doing what they want, they complain and try to coax us back to that ancient herd. Those complaints are voiced to us through panic anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, atypical depression and melancholic depression.