Existentialism This neurotic anxiety led to a lot of neurotic guilt as well, especially with my self. This Eigenweltguilt made me feel useless, I was so hard on myself for not preventing this neurotic behavior and constantly told myself I could have been stronger. I would beat myself down everyday causing me to become more depressed. This depression also occurred because I felt as if I was putting other people through chaos when trying to help me with my anxiety. Sorry seemed to be my favorite word at the time when I spoke to my family; I thought I was putting them through so much and didn’t know how to explain what was feeling to them without sounding crazy. This guilt with other people signifies Rollo’s description of Umwelt. Lastly, Rollo stated that guilt provokes with nature as well. I also experienced this guilt as well, when dealing with my body. While my anxiety took over my mind it also affected my body as well, I became weak and didn’t eat for days at a time. Eventually my parents took me to the Children’s hospital and they found out I was severely dehydrated and malnourished. My skin was turning a pale white and my teeth were getting plaque on them, and I deeply blamed myself for letting me get that bad. It took me awhile to get things back to normal and eventually realize that it wasn’t my fault that all this happened, it’s just a change that occurred that I couldn’t handle. I feel that Rollo’s existential theory makes great sense and psychologists should abide by his beliefs. These feelings come from experience, because I feel my anxiety happened just because sometimes I don’t know how to handle change and that was a time of my life that there was a lot of that going on and it just got blown out of proportion. I also feel that anxiety isn’t neurotic because I seem to be doing fine now and I notice though at times when events start to change I will tense up but in the end I know my mind and body will adapt to new changes.