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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?

actual neurosis US English

(Freud's term for) a neurosis attributed to sexual frustration in the present (due to abstinence, impotence, etc.), rather than to repressed childhood disturbances.

accident neurosis US English

A neurosis caused or precipitated by an accident.

suburban neurosis US English

A set of psychological, or psychological and physical symptoms, said to occur particularly amongst suburban housewives, associated with feelings of boredom, anxiety, loneliness, and lack of personal fulfilment.

obsessional neurosis US English

A disorder in which the main symptom is the occurrence of obsessional thoughts; obsessive-compulsive disorder.

occupation neurosis US English

A disorder of nerves or muscles caused by or related to the patient's occupation; specifically muscle spasm or cramp associated with a repetitive manual activity.

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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