psychoneurotic


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psy·cho·neu·rot·ic

(sī'kō-nū-rot'ik),
Pertaining to or suffering from psychoneurosis.

psychoneurotic

(sī″kō-nū-rŏt′ĭk) [Gr. psyche, mind, + neuron, sinew]
1. Pert. to a functional disorder of mental origin.
2. A person suffering from a neurosis.
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Given the military's initial assumptions that only servicemen with "weak," underdeveloped egos broke down, it is not surprising that early psychiatric casualties were stigmatized--especially when labeled "psychoneurotic," a term that included associations with both the "feminine" (neurosis) and the insane (psycho).
The subject can elect to incarnate a kind of psychoneurotic modernity of the self, comprising epistemological quests as part of an inhuman signifying system.
It has been shown that there is a connection between experiencing emotional abuse as a child and developing habit disorders, conduct disorders, neurotic traits, and psychoneurotic reactions; experiencing lags in development; and attempting to commit suicide (Ammerman & Hersen, 1991).
He was diagnosed with "Psychoneurotic Disorder, Dissociative Reaction," but doctors nonetheless recommended he be returned to court for disposition of the charges.
[S]uperficial charm and good intelligence; absence of delusions and other signs of irrational thinking; absence of nervousness or psychoneurotic manifestations; unreliability; untruthfulness and insincerity; lack of remorse and shame; inadequately motivated antisocial behavior; poor judgment and failure to learn from experience; pathological egocentricity and incapacity for love; general poverty in major affective reactions; specific loss of insight; unresponsiveness in major affective reactions; fantastic and uninviting behavior with drink and sometimes without; suicide rarely carried out; sex life impersonal, trivial, and poorly integrated; and failure to follow any life plan.
Squabbles around this newly acquired foreign real estate are ostensibly what drive the action in a sometimes frustratingly unstructured series of exchanges and encounters among a piranha-like pack of shrill, psychoneurotic types.
Consistency in response and logical interpretation of psychoneurotic inventory items.
Those who ignored these standards by continuing to use proscribed drugs were 'psychoneurotic', their lack of self-control evidence of 'innate personality defects' (Acker 2002).
Perhaps "psychoneurotic", "criminally mad" or "deliriously unhinged" serve as better descriptors.
As such, the term represents an umbrella construct for many historical ones that have been used to describe youths with problematic absenteeism, including truancy, psychoneurotic truancy, school phobia, separation anxiety, and anxiety-based school refusal.
Transcending psychoneurotic disturbances: New approaches in psychospirituality and personality development.