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psychoneurosis Line breaks: psy¦cho|neur¦osis
Pronunciation: /ˌsʌɪkəʊnjʊəˈrəʊsɪs/

Definition of psychoneurosis in English:


Another term for neurosis.
Example sentences
  • 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.’
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