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Die rol van die vader by veralgemeende angsversteuring

A. Jordaan, J. Janse van Rensburg
In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi | Vol 41, No 1 | a294 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/ids.v41i1.294 | © 2007 A. Jordaan, J. Janse van Rensburg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 27 July 2007 | Published: 27 July 2007

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A. Jordaan, Kapelaan: Pastorale Dienste, Pretoria Akademiese Hospitaal, South Africa
J. Janse van Rensburg, Departement Praktiese Teologie, Universiteit van die Vrystaat, Bloemfontein, South Africa

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Abstract

The role of the father in generalised anxiety disorder
While the behavioural sciences have done much research on generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), a justifiable pastoral therapeutic approach, combined with unique etiological insights into a therapy for the individual who suffers from it, is needed. In this study the correlation between the individual’s father image and her/his image of God, as well as its influence on the development of GAD is researched. The correlation between father- and God images and the symptomatology of GAD are graphically indicated. It highlights the phenomenon that a negative father image, which leads to a distortion of the individual’s image of God, results in existential insecurity. This deprivation of security is identified as a causal factor for GAD. Some suggestions concerning pastoral therapy to people suffering from GAD are offered.

Keywords

Absent Fathers; Concepts Of God; Generalised Anxiety Disorder

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