neurotic manifestation

neu·rot·ic man·i·fes·ta·tion

a manifestation characterized by such defenses as conversion, dissociation, displacement, phobia formation, or repetitive thoughts and acts being used to tolerate anxiety; in contrast to psychotic manifestations, gross distortion or falsification of reality is not exhibited, and gross disintegration of the personality is not usually observed.
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Notoriety, she asserts, is the neurotic manifestation of this mode of production and displays its symptomology.
At the post-operational profile the propensity indicates the decrease of neurotic manifestations, i.
By comparing the level of neurotic manifestations according to age groups, the profile amplitude according to its configuration within the age group of 26-33 and the age group of 20-25 on scales is similar, but within the age group of 26-33 the level is higher on scales 2 (D), 3 (Hy) of neurotic triad, but in its turn within the age group of 20-25 the level is higher on scale 1 (Hs).
Freud, for example, was concerned to distinguish defensive responses to situations of danger from neurotic manifestations.