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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.
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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
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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]
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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
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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
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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.
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Translations

neurosis

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

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

n pl <neuroses> → Neurose f
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neurosis

[njʊˈrəʊsɪs] n (neuroses (pl)) [njʊˈrəʊsiːz]nevrosi f inv
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neu·ro·sis

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

n (pl -ses) (ant) trastorno de ansiedad, neurosis f (ant)
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The most common psychiatric disorder was substance use disorder (>36%), followed by mood disorder (>20%), psychotic disorder (5.3%), and lifetime neurotic disorder (3.7%).
As a result, we (1) found a significant decrease in the depression scores calculated by using the CES-D after GCBT, (2) observed a significant increase in the "vigor" subscale scores and a significant decrease in the "confusion" subscale scores on the POMS after GCBT, and (3) confirmed that these effects (those mentioned in (1) and (2) above) can be produced even among a group of participants including not only mood disorder patients (F3) but also neurotic disorder patients (F4) who have been diagnosed by using the ICD-10.
(5) While hysteria is classified by Freud as a neurosis, if not the neurotic disorder, the very theatricality of its form, attested to by Charcot's demonstrations of hysteria, and the relative decline of the disorder in this form lends it a celebrated form as a site of resistance (see Cixous and Clement, 1985).
Moreover, the severity should be sufficient that the criteria for both, conduct disorders of childhood (F91) and one of emotional disorders of childhood (F93), an adult-type neurotic disorder (F40-49) or mood disorder (F30-39) are met.
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These people also had a 77 percent higher chance of being dependent on drugs and were 37 percent more at risk of neurotic disorder.
Neurotic disorder, including posttraumatic stress disorder - often associated with being in the front line - is the most common assessment.
Hypochondria is a staple of Jewish humor, but the neurotic disorder is by no means the exclusive domain of Jews, nor is it necessarily funny.
The temporary discharge papers issued to the person said he had been judged unsuitable because he suffered from "severe chronic neurotic disorder."
Two-fifths show symptoms of at least one neurotic disorder such as depression, anxiety and phobias.
And 19 per cent of women and almost 14 per cent of men have a neurotic disorder.
Table 9 Estimated Total Number of |Cases' in the Sentenced Prison Population, by Diagnosis and Gender Diagnostic group Women Men Psychosis 16 680 Neurotic disorder 160 2,080 Personality disorder 184 3,540 Alcohol abuse/dependence 96 4,060 Drug abuse/dependence 268 4,060 Mental handicap 24 220 Other disorders 8 900 Epilepsy 4 80 [TABULAR DATA 10 OMITTED] The women recommended for hospital transfer include the four cases with a primary diagnosis of psychosis, four with a primary diagnosis of mental handicap (see discussion above), three with severe personality disorder, and one with severe neurotic depression that had not responded to treatment.