Basic anxiety refers to a primary form of anxiety that arises from living in a hostile world.; a pervasive feeling of loneliness and helplessness said to be the foundation of neurosis . According to Horney, it is the feeling of being alone and helpless in a hostile world that a child experiences when he or she represses basic hostility . (See also Basic hostility.)

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