Year: 1979 Source: Psychiatric Annals, v.9, no.9, (1979), p.56-67 SIEC No: 20040680

This article explores the clinical significance of social networks as a major variable in the mediation of anxiety. The authors propose that the arousal, modulation, & resolution of anxiety is critically related to the social environment – & expressly to the social unit that they term the “personal psychosocial network.” The mean distribution of persons in the intimate psychosocial networks of various groups suffering from anxiety-related disorders, including suicide attempters, is measured. (22 refs)