castration anxiety

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cas·tra·tion com·plex

1. a child's fear of injury to the genitals by the parent of the same gender as punishment for unconcious guilt over oedipal feelings;
2. fantasized loss of the penis by a female or fear of its actual loss by a male;
3. unconscious fear of injury from those in authority.
Synonym(s): castration anxiety
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
Anxiety due to perceived/fantasised danger or fear of injury to the genitalia and/or body, precipitated by everyday events with symbolic significance which appear threatening, such as loss of a job, loss of a tooth, or experiencing ridicule or humiliation
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castration anxiety

Psychiatry Anxiety due to fantasized danger or injuries to the genitals and/or body, precipitated by everyday events with symbolic significance which appear threatening, such as loss of a job, loss of a tooth, or an experience of ridicule or humiliation
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