neurotic disorder


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neurotic

 [noo͡-rot´ik]
1. pertaining to or characterized by neurosis.
2. a person affected with a neurosis.
neurotic disorder neurosis.

neu·ro·sis

, pl.

neu·ro·ses

(nū-rō'sis, -sēz),
1. A psychological or behavioral disorder in which anxiety is the primary characteristic; defense mechanisms or any phobias are the adjustive techniques that a person learns to cope with this underlying anxiety. In contrast to the psychoses, people with a neurosis do not exhibit gross distortion of reality or gross disorganization of personality but in severe cases, those affected may be as disabled as those with a psychosis.
2. A functional nervous disease, or one in which there is no evident lesion.
3. A peculiar state of tension or irritability of the nervous system; any form of nervousness.
Synonym(s): neurotic disorder
[neuro- + G. -osis, condition]

neurotic disorder

Psychiatry A mental disorder in which the predominant disturbance is a distressing symptom or group of Sx which one considers unacceptable and alien to one's personality without a marked loss of reality testing; behavior does not actively violate gross social norms although it may be quite disabling; the disturbance is relatively enduring or recurrent without treatment and is not limited to a mild transitory reaction to stress; there is no demonstrable organic etiology

neu·ro·sis

, pl. neuroses (nūr-ō'sis, -sēz)
1. A psychological or behavioral disorder in which anxiety is the primary characteristic; defense mechanisms or any of the phobias are the adjustive techniques that a person learns to cope with this underlying anxiety. In contrast to the psychoses, people with a neurosis do not exhibit gross distortion of reality or disorganization of personality.
2. A functional nervous disease, or one for which there is no evident lesion.
3. A peculiar state of tension or irritability of the nervous system; any form of nervousness.
Synonym(s): neurotic disorder, psychoneurosis.
[neuro- + G. -osis, condition]
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The prevalent upward trend pertained to the incidence of neurotic disorders diagnosed due to ICD-10 as a spectrum of neurotic, stress-related and somatoform disorders (including anxiety disorders, mixed anxiety and depressive disorders), as well as personality disorders.
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of Population Prevalence Cases in Area per 1.000 White 596 57.930 10.30 Asian 163 12.050 13.50 Black 144 5.738 25.10 Table 3 Diagnosis of Asian, White, and Black groups Diagnoses Asian White Black n=163 n=596 n=144 Schizophrenic/Delusional disorders 56(34) 166(28) 88(61) Bipolar disorder 23(14) 57(10) 35(25) Depression 40(25) 192(32) 2(1) Neurotic disorders 5(3) 17(3) 1(0.7) Personality disorders 12(7) 51(8) 1(0.7) Substance abuse 20(13) 72(12) 5(4) Others 7(4) 41(7) 12(8) Diagnoses Total [chi square] n=903 Schizophrenic/Delusional disorders 310(34) Bipolar disorder 115(13) Depression 234(26) Neurotic disorders 23(2) 123.05 * Personality disorders 64(7) Substance abuse 97(11) Others 60(7) * p < .001.
In the treatment of neurotic disorders, ECT was viewed by some psychiatrists as of decisive benefit; it often marked a turning point from therapeutic failure to perceived therapeutic success.
Professor Hubert Lacey, professor of psychiatry at St Georges Hospital in Tooting, South London, said: "There is no higher rate of sexual abuse as a child in bulimia nervosa patients than in other neurotic disorders."
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