neurasthenia


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neu·ras·the·ni·a

 (no͝or′əs-thē′nē-ə, nyo͝or′-)
n.
A group of symptoms, including chronic physical and mental fatigue, weakness, and generalized aches and pains, formerly thought to result from exhaustion of the nervous system and now usually considered a psychological disorder. The term is no longer in clinical use in many parts of the world.

neu′ras·then′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj. & n.
neu′ras·then′i·cal·ly adv.

neurasthenia

(ˌnjʊərəsˈθiːnɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) an obsolete technical term for a neurosis characterized by extreme lassitude and inability to cope with any but the most trivial tasks
neurasthenic adj, n
neurastheniac n
ˌneurasˈthenically adv

neur•as•the•ni•a

(ˌnʊər əsˈθi ni ə, ˌnyʊər-)

n.
1. a pattern of symptoms including chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, and persistent aches, often linked with depression.
2. prostration due to extreme emotional distress or dejection.
[1855–60]
neur`as•then′ic (-ˈθɛn ɪk) adj., n.
neur`as•then′i•cal•ly, adv.

neurasthenia

- A disorder characterized by loss of energy, lack of motivation, and feelings of inadequacy, along with vague physical symptoms such as headache or muscle pain.
See also related terms for headache.

neurasthenia

1. Medicine. a nervous debility and exhaustion, as from overwork or prolonged nervous strain.
2. popularly, a nervous breakdown, — neurasthenie, adj.
See also: Nerves
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurasthenia - nervous breakdown (not in technical use)
nervous breakdown - a severe or incapacitating emotional disorder
Translations

neurasthenia

[ˌnjʊərəsˈθiːnɪə] Nneurastenia f

neurasthenia

neur·as·the·ni·a

n. neurastenia, término asociado con un estado general de irritabilidad y agotamiento nervioso;
angiopathic ______ angiopática;
gravis ______ grave;
praecox ______ precoz;
primary ______ primaria;
pulsating ______ pulsativa.
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And for fear that the idea may still lurk in some minds that my preceding years of drinking were the cause of my disabilities, I here point out that my Japanese cabin boy, Nakata, still with me, was rotten with fever, as was Charmian, who in addition was in the slough of a tropical neurasthenia that required several years of temperate climates to cure, and that neither she nor Nakata drank or ever had drunk.
The cub reporter was an artist, and it was a large brush with which he laid on the local color - wild-eyed long-haired men, neurasthenia and degenerate types of men, voices shaken with passion, clenched fists raised on high, and all projected against a background of oaths, yells, and the throaty rumbling of angry men.
Despite constant bouts of ill health (officially attributed to neurasthenia, which Glazer calls 'a privilege of wealth', but also caused by incurable syphilis), Freer spent years on the road.
Soon afterwards, Owen was diagnosed as suffering from neurasthenia or shell shock and sent to Craiglockhart War Hospital in Edinburgh.
Chronicles say that he had become sad, troubled by a nagging neurasthenia, often filled with crying, outbursts of despair and suicide attempts:
MY MOTHER'S CONDITION, ESPECIALLY AFTER her broken leg, was far more serious than neurasthenia.
Chef Sanjiv Verma, Vice President , CAFR unveiled a research paper on this special breed of poultry underscoring that this particular breed of poultry is said to have been curing, pulmonary problems tuberculosis (TB), heart diseases, neurasthenia ( a condition of nervous debility supposed to be dependent upon impairment in the functions of the spinal cord), and children osteomalacia ( a condition marked by softening of the bones).
Kumin's sporty energy, willpower and resolve differ from the neurasthenia of Bishop and the latter's asthmatic, alcoholic, tormented existence.
Samuel McComb claimed: "Like all nervous troubles, neurasthenia is more common among women than among men" (259).
Specifically in the DSM editions, fatigue originally appeared in neurasthenia with a specific diagnostic term, and from the third to the latest edition (DSM-5, APA, 2013) as a nonspecific symptom of the Somatic symptoms disorder (fatigue is mentioned in pp.
64), Wagner's music was accused of causing neurasthenia, a fatigue associated with the overstimulation of modern living.