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neurosis US English

A relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality. Compare with psychosis

neurosis US Thesaurus

has he been diagnosed with an actual neurosis?

psychoneurosis US English

Another term for neurosis.

transference neurosis in transference US English

The redirection to a substitute, usually a therapist, of emotions that were originally felt in childhood (in a phase of analysis called transference neurosis)

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