The development and nature of Neurotic Anxiety is such that predictions regarding its prognosis must be made separately for young children and for all other age-groups. Depersonalization has been generally viewed as a breakdown product of personal identity that occurs under conditions of catastrophic stress and frequently in states of acute anxiety. If cure cannot be effected in early childhood, the therapist can still attempt palliation. In separation anxiety cases precipitated by school entrance, most of the child patients had a history of overprotection by their parents. The criteria that describe the characteristics of the person that is doing the threatening are: identifiability, accessibility, and displacement. Anxiety responses divided into three categories: defense, escape, and ego damage. When the adolescent finally begins to derive the greater portion of his security and adequacy feelings from extrinsic sources, what is the fate of their intrinsic counterparts which for so many years occupied such a central position in his ego organization?