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.e., the profile points drastically decrease on scales 1 (Hs), 2 (D) and 3 (Hy).
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. "Neurotic anxiety is anxiety in regard to a danger which we do not know".(40)