“For a person with an anxiety disorder, the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. The symptoms can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships”.
“In writing about anxiety Sigmund Freud (1856-1939) made an important distinction between a more primary automatic anxiety, triggered by a traumatic situation in which the helpless ego is overwhelmed, and signal anxiety, which can be activated in the ego response to situations of danger as a kind of warning that a traumatic situation is imminent, so that defensive measures can be put into place to avoid it”
“Psychotherapy or ‘talk therapy’ can help people with anxiety disorders. To be effective, psychotherapy must be directed at the person’s specific anxieties and tailored to his or her needs”.
The therapist is there to facilitate your speech, the words you use to express yourself, in other words, the articulation of your anxiety and the particular form it takes in your life. This is in order to open up other possibilities and ways of living your life that is more life-enhancing.
 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders
 Freud Museum, London: https://www.freud.org.uk/learn/discover-psychoanalysis/what-did-freud-say-about-anxiety/
 National Institute of Mental Health(NIMH): Op. Cit