Definition of psychoneurosis in English:


Syllabification: psy·cho·neu·ro·sis
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkōn(y)o͝oˈrōsəs

noun (plural psychoneuroses /-ˈrōˌsēz/)

another term for neurosis.
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  • 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.’



Pronunciation: /-ˌn(y)o͝oˈrätik/
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  • 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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