anxiety neurosis


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anxiety neurosis

n
(Psychiatry) a relatively mild form of mental illness characterized by extreme distress and agitation, often occurring without any obvious cause
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Noun1.anxiety neurosis - characterized by diffuse anxiety and often somatic manifestations of fear
neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis - a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
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anxiety neurosis

n (Psych) → Angstneurose f
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Psychology Notes" describes a series of sub-diagnoses surrounding hysteria: Beckett lists "Three simple or 'actual' neuroses: neurasthenia, anxiety neurosis & hypochondria" and a series of "psychoneuroses: conversionhysteria, anxiety-hysteria, fixational-hysteria & the obsessional neurosis" (tsi0971_8, 21).
A retrospective analysis of 203 psychiatric outpatient folders conducted in Nigeria (published in 1978) revealed the most commonly recorded diagnoses to be anxiety neurosis, depressive neurosis and schizophrenia.
Parker (1981) described people with anxiety neurosis as having global symptoms, such as fear, poor concentration, and irritability.