The second part, Clinical Applications, is a bit easier to read. The author proceeds to discuss each of the "major"DSM-IVpsychiatric diagnoses within the context of his theory. Anxiety states fit best. Neurotic anxiety, the prototypical disorder, is "a form of developmental anxiety (occurring usually in a nonsatellizing individual with a history of failure in ego devaluation) in which the essential source of the threat to self-esteem arises from a severely impaired sense of adequacy." Other diagnoses follow. For example, depression, mania, reactive (as opposed to process) schizophrenia (schizophreniform disorder), and delusional disorders are the "four basic kinds of 'psychotic' complications" of neurotic anxiety.