The Vital Needs Theory shows that we have 3 main needs: material needs, needs for love and needs for meaning.


Since we can die when material needs are not met (hunger and thirst) and we can die when our need for meaning is not met (depression and suicide) or when our need for love is not met (unbearable levels of anxiety and anguish), these needs are named vital.


The Vital Needs Theory provides a novel explanation of depression and anxiety and a new perspective that can be used to develop effective policies and treatments.


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