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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?

neurosis New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

mental illness not caused by organic disease

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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