The goal of this commentary is to provide you with a better understanding of potential causes of anxiety and panic attacks. While the origins of these disorders are complex and often arise from multiple causes, I will focus on the role of separation and loss for the purposes of this article. More information on the causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder, can be found here.
From time to time the question will arise, how does psychotherapy work, or, how is therapy going to help me? The goal of this brief commentary is to look at two quotes that nicely capture, in my opinion, that which leads to symptom improvement. I will attempt to integrate these two quotes into my way of thinking about the mutative process.