Anxiety, Freud, and Darwin – Dr. Ali’s Anxiety Course

Majid Ali, M.D.

Anxiety Is a Matter of Biology, Not of Psychology

Anxiety is a matter of evolution and biology. It is not an issue of psychology as it commonly believed. The answer to the problems of anxiety should be sought in observable matters of evolution and biology, and not in the speculations about the unobservable phenomena.

Darwin made hundreds of thousands of observations of the natural order of things and drew the simple and elegant conclusion: Environment affect genes and genes affect environment. Freud left clinical records of six patients, none of whom by his own admission got better.

Psyche in Greek mythology was not a natural-born goddess. She was so beautiful and graceful that mortals made the grievous error of comparing her beauty to Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. This incensed Aphrodite who then made Psyche live with her husband without knowing who he was or what he looked like.

One can only imagine why the filed of psychology was named after Psyche, the Greek goddess.

The faces of global  hunger, anger, injustice, corruption, and cruelty are far too intertwined to allow simple-minded rating of what is more important and what is less so. I devote my poetry book entitled “Drone Democracy”  and “What Do Lions Know About Stress” (both available at to a humanistic study of these problems.

A May Your present truth be your present blessings

For more info, please consider my book on stress  available at

 May your present moment be your present blessings


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