noun (plural psychoneuroses /-ˈrōˌsēz/)
Another term for neurosis.
- The idea that it was just depression or hysteria, a psychoneurosis or ‘all in the mind,’ he found not only ludicrous and cruel, but also dangerous, and his records contain several examples of suicide.
- Today we would call this an anxiety-caused psychoneurosis.
- His clinical diagnosis was ‘chronic and acute anxiety psychoneurosis with generalized phobic extensions.’
- Example sentences
- In most of these studies the subjects were being treated for endogenous depression, neurotic depressive reaction, or psychoneurotic reaction with depression.
- Twenty-four percent also developed other psychosomatic disturbances, 50% showing various psychoneurotic symptoms not present earlier, and 3% showing characterological symptoms.
- Therefore, 18 y after exposure, Gilchrist described one patient with epilepsy and ‘psychoneurosis’ and another with shaking, jerking, stammering, and deafness whom he considered mislabeled as psychoneurotic.
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