psychasthenia

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psychasthenia

(sī′kəs-thē′nē-ə)
n.
A group of psychiatric symptoms, including phobias, obsessions, and compulsions, that were formerly thought to constitute a distinct disorder but are currently attributed to other disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.

psy′chas·then′ic (-thĕn′ĭk) adj.