DSM-IV, DSM-5, ICD-10: Anxiety, Phobias, OCD, Hysteria
Anxiety is a sinful behaviour choice condemned by Jesus: Matthew 6:25-34. Phobias are learned.
Anxiety, Phobia, OCD, Hysteria
F30-F39 Mood [affective] disorders
Anxiety demonstrates a lack of trust in God.
Phobias are learned behaviours that can be unlearned.
DSM-IV, DSM-5, ICD-10
International Classifications of Diseases
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual
1. See our main page on Anxiety.
2. See our main page on Phobia .
3. "Somatoform conversion disorder" is what was historically called "Hysteria". See our main page on Hysteria.
4. Anxiety is a sinful behaviour which the Bible specifically warns against. Jesus commanded us not to be anxious and to rejoice. Anxiety is a disobedient emotional choice in direct rebellion to Jesus Christ. We are to rely upon God for everything in all of life's situations, even if we are tortured for our faith and crucified upside down on a burning cross.
A. Jesus Christ commanded us not to be anxious:
1. "For this reason I say to you, do not be worried about your life, as to what you will eat or what you will drink; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? "Look at the birds of the air, that they do not sow, nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not worth much more than they? "And who of you by being worried can add a single hour to his life? "And why are you worried about clothing? Observe how the lilies of the field grow; they do not toil nor do they spin, yet I say to you that not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. "But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, will He not much more clothe you? You of little faith! "Do not worry then, saying, 'What will we eat?' or 'What will we drink?' or 'What will we wear for clothing?' "For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. "But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. "So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:25-34
2. "But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, "Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me." But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."" Luke 10:40-42
B. Phobias are learned behaviours that can be unlearned:
"A nonmaterialist [ie. that man has a spirit distinct from his body] approach to the mind is not only philosophically defensible; it is critical to alleviating some psychiatric disorders. Obsessive-compulsive disorder and phobias, for example, may be more effectively alleviated if the mind recognizes and reorganizes destructive brain patterns. This is not to disparage the role of drugs, therapy, or other useful interventions, but ultimately the mind is the most effective agent of change for the brain." (The Spiritual Brain, Mario Beauregard Ph.D., Neuroscientist, 2007, p 126)
1. Phobia comes from the Greek word for fear.
2. We were not born fearing anything.
3. We have learned every single fear we have.
4. Fearing snakes and spiders is something we learned.
5. Any phobia we have learned can be unlearned.
6. Phobia is a behaviour choice not a disease.
7. Phobias are hysteria. See main page on Hysteria.
8. See our main page on Phobias.
C. Cases of depression and anxiety:
Depression in the DSM-5
Panic Disorder (PD)
Postpartum Depression (PPD)
Social Phobia (SP)
1. See our main page on Anxiety
2. See our main page on Phobia
3. See our main page on Hysteria.
4. Anxiety and phobia are behaviour choices not diseases.
DSM-IV, DSM-5, ICD-10: Anxiety and Phobias
F40-F48 Anxiety, dissociative, stress-related, somatoform and other nonpsychotic mental disorders
F40 Phobic anxiety disorders
F40.1 Social phobias
F40.2 Specific (isolated) phobias
F40.8 Other phobic anxiety disorders
F40.9 Phobic anxiety disorder, unspecified
F41 Other anxiety disorders (See our main page on Anxiety)
F41.0 Panic disorder [episodic paroxysmal anxiety]
F41.1 Generalized anxiety disorder
F41.2 Mixed anxiety and depressive disorder
F41.3 Other mixed anxiety disorders
F41.8 Other specified anxiety disorders
F41.9 Anxiety disorder, unspecified
F42 Obsessive-compulsive disorder (see our main page on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, OCD)
F42.0 Predominantly obsessional thoughts or ruminations
F42.1 Predominantly compulsive acts [obsessional rituals]
F42.2 Mixed obsessional thoughts and acts
F42.8 Other obsessive-compulsive disorders
F42.9 Obsessive-compulsive disorder, unspecified
F43 Reaction to severe stress, and adjustment disorders
F43.0 Acute stress reaction
F43.1 Posttraumatic stress disorder
F43.2 Adjustment disorders
F43.8 Other reactions to severe stress
F43.9 Reaction to severe stress, unspecified
F44 Dissociative [conversion] disorders
F44.0 Dissociative amnesia
F44.1 Dissociative fugue
F44.2 Dissociative stupor
F44.3 Trance and possession disorders (MPD? Multiple Personality Disorder)
F44.4 Dissociative motor disorders
F44.5 Dissociative convulsions
F44.6 Dissociative anesthesia and sensory loss
F44.7 Mixed dissociative [conversion] disorders
F44.8 Other dissociative [conversion] disorders
F44.9 Dissociative [conversion] disorder, unspecified
F45 Somatoform disorders (See our main page on Hysteria)
F45.0 Somatization disorder
F45.1 Undifferentiated somatoform disorder
F45.2 Hypochondriacal disorder
F45.3 Somatoform autonomic dysfunction
F45.4 Persistent somatoform pain disorder
F45.8 Other somatoform disorders
F45.9 Somatoform disorder, unspecified
F48 Other neurotic disorders
F48.1 Depersonalization-derealization syndrome
F48.8 Other specified neurotic disorders
F48.9 Neurotic disorder, unspecified
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