Noun(1) a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
(1) too much neurosis about a child's progress is unproductive(2) These substitutions are sometimes viewed as part of a neurosis or psychosis.(3) Freud's two-stage account of neurosis(4) apprehension over mounting debt has created a collective neurosis in the business world(5) Freud presented the world of phantasy as a ├ö├ç├┐storehouse├ö├ç├û that the patient can draw on to feed both his neurosis and his psychosis.(6) Borderline Personality Disorder was described only 30 years ago and it was so named because it was thought to be at the border between psychosis and neurosis .(7) The Home Office has found that 90 per cent of prisoners suffer at least one of five mental disorders: psychosis, severe neurosis , drug dependency, alcoholism or personality disorders.(8) Why not write a book in praise of the obsession, celebrating the neurosis at the heart of all literature?(9) OK, so I'm a quivering bundle of irrational neuroses , but that's not the point.(10) So what made this scene so powerfully articulate ├ö├ç├┐collective neuroses and fears├ö├ç├û?(11) There are other conditions which may cause a malfunctioning of the mind which, while they may have an organic cause, are not neuroses or psychoses, for example, epilepsy or hyperglycaemia arising from diabetes.(12) We need a disposal service for our collective neuroses , something to clear away the rubbish of our self-regard and pomposity.(13) It's a hefty task, seeing as each of her children is manoeuvring their way through a litany of oddball obsessions and neuroses .
1. mental illness ::
2. mental disorder ::
3. psychological disorder ::
4. psychoneurosis ::
5. psychopathy ::
6. obsession ::
7. phobia ::
8. fixation ::
9. neuroticism ::
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