Definitions for neurosisnʊˈroʊ sɪs, nyʊ-; -siz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neu•ro•sisnʊˈroʊ sɪs, nyʊ-; -siz(n.)(pl.)-ses

  1. Category: Psychiatry

    Ref: Also called psychoneurosis.

Origin of neurosis:

1770–1780

Princeton's WordNet

  1. neurosis, neuroticism, psychoneurosis(noun)

    a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

Wiktionary

  1. neurosis(Noun)

    A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear

Webster Dictionary

  1. Neurosis(noun)

    a functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure

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  1. Neurosis

    Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic. The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.

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