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neu·ro·sis

 (no͝o-rō′sĭs, nyo͝o-)
n. pl. neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
A mild mental disorder characterized by excessive anxiety, insecurity, or obsession, usually compensated for by various defense mechanisms.
Usage Note: The word neurosis has been used since the 1700s, when it referred broadly to a "nervous disease." With the advent of Freud's theory of psychoanalysis in the late 1800s, neurosis evolved to refer to mental disorders resulting from internal psychological conflicts rather than from neurological diseases or conditions. Today, the words neurosis and neurotic are no longer used in formal psychiatric diagnosis. The conditions formerly referred to as neurotic are now described with many other terms, such as anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Neurosis and neurotic are still frequently used in informal conversation and writing to denote recurrent worry and anxiety.

neurosis

(njʊˈrəʊsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-siːz)
(Psychiatry) a relatively mild mental disorder, characterized by symptoms such as hysteria, anxiety, depression, or obsessive behaviour. Also called: psychoneurosis

neu•ro•sis

(nʊˈroʊ sɪs, nyʊ-)

n., pl. -ses (-siz)
Also called psychoneurosis. a functional disorder in which feelings of anxiety, obsessional thoughts, compulsive acts, and physical complaints without objective evidence of disease, occurring in various degrees and patterns, dominate the personality.
[1770–1780]

neurosis

a functional disorder of the nervous system. See also psychology. — neurotic, n., adj.
See also: Nerves
any of a large variety of mental or psychic disorders, exhibiting a range of mental or physical symptoms, as anxiety, phobias, compulsions, and tics. — neurotic, n., adj.
See also: Psychology
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
folie, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder, disturbance - (psychiatry) a psychological disorder of thought or emotion; a more neutral term than mental illness
hysterical neurosis, hysteria - neurotic disorder characterized by violent emotional outbreaks and disturbances of sensory and motor functions
anxiety neurosis - characterized by diffuse anxiety and often somatic manifestations of fear

neurosis

noun obsession, instability, mental illness, abnormality, phobia, derangement, mental disturbance, psychological or emotional disorder Her mother was over-protective to the point of neurosis.
Translations

neurosis

[njʊəˈrəʊsɪs] N (neuroses (pl)) [njʊəˈrəʊsiːz]neurosis f inv
he's got so many neuroses and hang-upses un neurótico lleno de complejos

neurosis

[njʊəˈrəʊsɪs] [neuroses] [njʊəˈrəʊsɪːz] (pl) nnévrose f

neurosis

n pl <neuroses> → Neurose f

neurosis

[njʊˈrəʊsɪs] n (neuroses (pl)) [njʊˈrəʊsiːz]nevrosi f inv

neu·ro·sis

n. neurosis, condición que se manifiesta principalmente por ansiedad y por el uso de mecanismos de defensa.

neurosis

n (pl -ses) (ant) trastorno de ansiedad, neurosis f (ant)
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