Document Type : Research Paper
MS, in psychology, Educational Sciences and Psychology Department, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
PhD. in psychology, Assistant Professor in psychology, Educational Sciences and Psychology Faculty, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran
PhD. in psychology, Associate Professor in psychology, Educational Sciences and Psychology Department, University of Tehran, Tehran, Iran
Introduction: Although sub-threshold disorders do not receive clinical diagnosis, they can lead to dysfunction in individuals. Sub-threshold anxiety is one of the different types of sub-threshold disorders. Attaining a pervasive, thorough, and comprehensive definition of Sub-threshold Anxiety is the crucial pre-requisite of diagnosis, treatment and further researches on the disorder. Accordingly, all researches done on sub-threshold anxiety were analyzed.
Materials and Methods: This research is done based on ground theory methodology (GT). In this method, discoveries are noted in three stages: open coding, axial coding, and selective coding. Eventually, a pervasive and relatively comprehensive model of sub-threshold anxiety is developed.
Results: Substandard anxiety was identified in a model of a disorder, which consists of the process of evolution and sexuality, risk factors, the prevalence rate, detection symptoms, comorbidity, and detection and cure.
Conclusion: Although duration and intensity of sub-threshold anxiety does not show anxiety disorders, and on the other hand physical problems and suicide are indicative of the probable infliction to a complete disorder, it needs prevention and intervention.