Sunday neurosis

A popular term for a constellation of symptoms in persons who function well in planned and organised work settings, as scheduled activities tend to ‘bind’ their anxieties; when presented with an unstructured weekend or holiday, the usual defense mechanisms are ‘off line,’ and they may suffer anxiety, conversion reactions, dissociative states, obsessions, compulsions, and/or phobias

Sunday neurosis

Psychiatry A popular term for a constellation of Sx in persons who function well in a planned and organized work setting, as scheduled activities tend to 'bind' their anxieties; when presented with an unstructured weekend or holiday, the usual defense mechanisms are 'offline,' and they may suffer anxiety, conversion reactions, dissociative states, obsessions, compulsions, phobias
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