neurosthenia

neu·ro·sthe·ni·a

(no͝or′ō-sthē′nē-ə)
n.
A condition in which neurons respond with abnormal force or rapidity to slight stimuli.
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33) This diagnosis is certainly consistent with the medical literature of the period, when physicians were quick to assign the label of neurosthenia, hysteria or nervous breakdown to women's disorders that had no apparent physical cause.