psychoneurotic


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to psychoneurotic: psychoneurotic disorder

psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

 (sī′kō-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. psy·cho·neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
Neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.

psy′cho·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.psychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosispsychoneurotic - a person suffering from neurosis  
claustrophobe - a person suffering from claustrophobia
hysteric - a person suffering from hysteria
obsessive - a person who has obsessions
obsessive-compulsive - a person with obsessive-compulsive characteristics
psychopath, sociopath - someone with a sociopathic personality; a person with an antisocial personality disorder (`psychopath' was once widely used but has now been superseded by `sociopath')
diseased person, sick person, sufferer - a person suffering from an illness
Adj.1.psychoneurotic - affected with emotional disorder
References in periodicals archive ?
Eventually, the above results in the development of intolerance of shift work [2,3] that can manifest in sleep disorders, chronic fatigue, cardiovascular diseases, gastric disorders), greater consumption of coffee, alcohol, tranquilizers, impaired social functioning, decrease in overall life satisfaction, decreased quality of sexual life, depression, symptoms of burn-out, psychoneurotic disorders and accelerated ageing process.
Depression is described as: "a psychoneurotic or psychotic disorder marked especially by sadness, inactivity, difficulty in thinking and concentration, a significant increase or decrease in appetite and time spent sleeping, feelings of dejection and hopelessness, and sometimes suicidal tendencies" (Merriam-Webster Dictionary, 2013).
The court heard that Ivy Nettleton was borderline mentally unstable, psychoneurotic and hysterical.
He described that these are a group of patients who neither fit into psychotic or psychoneurotic group, which gave rise to the term 'borderline'.
We excluded those patients with associated significant comorbidities (like psychoneurotic disorders, advanced diabetes mellitus, severe untreated hip, or knee osteoarthritis, etc.
The Bergonic chair was an apparatus devised to administer general electric shock treatment for psychological effect, in psychoneurotic cases during the Great War.
The gathered collection of eccentrics include a self-medicating man with a murderous new bride; a post-traumatic stress suffering senior on the lam; a world-class tap dancer and her psychoneurotic dog; a recovering science fiction memorabilia addict; a beautiful meteorite hunter; and a fry cook with several dark secrets.
75) This system featured six top-level categories of mental classification: normal, subnormal, mentally defective, mentally inefficient, psychoneurotic, and psychotic.
In such a situation, one should be wary of labelling these patients as functional or psychoneurotic, especially if they may be showing early signs of anxiety or depression.
6) However, a large percentage of the prison population could have been properly classified as psychopathic or psychoneurotic.
Psychology Notes" lists one undescribed hysterical psychoneurotic diagnosis: obsessional neurosis.