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Meaning of NEUROSIS

Pronunciation:  nû'rowsis

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

NEUROSIS is a 8 letter word that starts with N.


 Synonyms: neuroticism, psychoneurosis
 See Also: anxiety neurosis, disturbance, folie, hysteria, hysterical neurosis, mental disorder, mental disturbance, psychological disorder



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Neu*ro"sis\, n.; pl. Neuroses. [NL., fr. gr. ? nerve.]
A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease
of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve

Biology Dictionary
 Definition: This is a defense response exhibited as maladaptive emotional states. Neurosis results from unresolved conflicts. The neurotic individual usually does not recognize the symptoms and the underlying conflicts.
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