A relatively mild mental illness that is not caused by organic disease, involving symptoms of stress (depression, anxiety, obsessive behavior, hypochondria) but not a radical loss of touch with reality. Compare with psychosis
(in nontechnical use) Excessive and irrational anxiety or obsession
apprehension over mounting debt has created a collective neurosis in the business world
a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
(neurotic) characteristic of or affected by neurosis; "neurotic disorder"; "neurotic symptoms"
(neurotic) affected with emotional disorder
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. ...
Neurosis is an experimental metal band, based in Oakland, California. They formed in 1985 as a hardcore punk band, and their sound progressed towards a doom metal style that also included influences from dark ambient and industrial music as well as incorporating elements of folk music. ...
(Neurotic.) Neurotic.. is the fourth EP released by the New Jersey punk band The Bouncing Souls. It was released on Chunksaah Records in 1994. All of the songs on here were later released on The Good, The Bad & The Argyle.
A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
(Neuroses) Learned patterns of behavior which decrease a person's ability to predict and control his or her total environment. Uncontrollable emotionalism is not necessarily neurotic unless it has been caused by some learned experience; e.g. ...
(Neuroses) a group of emotional disorders initially caused by stimuli capable of causing a conflict within an individual. It may occur that one finds oneself in a situation in which one both desires and yet simultaneously fears to act in a certain way: a predicament which will produce anxiety. ...
(neuroses) Psychic disorders which, according to Freud can be obsessional, hysterical or phobic and which may be cured through psychoanalysis.
(Neurotic) Sane but unhappy about it.
(Neurotic) anybody who thinks you mean it when you ask how he is.
(Neurotic) noun, emotionally unstable, or nervous person. Neurotic man went crazy and was rushed to the mental hospital for his condition.
(neurotic) having psychological problems
One of the major categories of emotional maladjustments, classified according to the predominant symptom of defense mechanism. Anxiety is the chief symptom, with the possibility of some impairment of thinking and judgment.
A psychogenic disorder of the emotions based upon a fundamental anxiety where origin is usually beyond conscious awareness. Neuroses are characterized by disturbed interpersonal relationships and a sense of chronic psychological discomfort.
A term no longer used medically as a diagnosis for a relatively mild mental or emotional disorder that may involve anxiety or phobias but does not involve losing touch with reality.
Classically a Freudian term referring to the conflict created within an individual between the primitive instinctual drives and external reality.
Category of mental disorders characterized my anxiety and avoidance behavior.
disorder of personality resulting from the denial of an instinctual urge. Unable to tolerate the frustrations of the restrictions civilization places on sexual life, the neurotic "substitutes" satisfactions, which are manifested as "symptoms. ...
High neuroticism is characterized by anxiousness, worrying, moodiness, and frequent depression,^Ref and is linked to obsessive behaviour.^Ref Carl Rogers described neurosis as the gap between the real self and the ideal self, or the “I am” and the “I should”. ...
As defined in Freudian psychology, a psychological disorder or dysfunction resulting from an imbalance of the forces of the id, ego, and superego. ...
Neurosis is used to describe anxiety disorders such as anxiety and phobias.
A mental illness in which insight is retained but there is a maladaptive way of behaving or thinking that causes suffering. For example, depression, anxiety, phobias or obsessions.
A psychological crisis due to a state of disunity with oneself, or, more formally, a mild dissociation of the personality due to the activation of complexes. (See also adaptation, conflict and self-regulation of the psyche.)