It is defined as a feeling of being helpless, abandoned and even endangered in a hostile world. Research by Karen D. Homey (a U.S. psychoanalyst) has suggested that this basic anxiety arises from a parents indifference to their infants helplessness during early childhood.

BASIC ANXIETY: "Some students, around the time of exam preparation and during the papers experience basic anxiety."
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