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psychoneurosis

 [si″ko-noo͡-ro´sis]
neurosis. adj., adj psychoneurot´ic.

psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

(sī'kō-nū-rō'sis),
1. A mental or behavioral disorder of mild or moderate severity.
2. Formerly a classification of neurosis that included hysteria, psychasthenia, neurasthenia, and the anxiety and phobic disorders.
[psycho- + G. neuron, nerve, + -osis, condition]

psychoneurosis

(sī′kō-no͝o-rō′sĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n. pl. psychoneuro·ses (-sēz)
Neurosis. No longer used in psychiatric diagnosis.

psy′cho·neu·rot′ic (-rŏt′ĭk) adj. & n.

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]

psychoneurosis

See NEUROSIS.

psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

(sī'kō-nūr-ō'sis)
Mental or behavioral disorder of mild or moderate severity.
[psycho- + G. neuron, nerve, + -osis, condition]
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