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neuro- +‎ -osis

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  • Rhymes: -əʊsɪs

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neurosis (countable and uncountable, plural neuroses)

  1. (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear which differ from normal measures by their intensity, which disorder results from a failure to compromise or properly adjust during the developmental stages of life, between normal human instinctual impulses and the demands of human society.

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The term is no longer part of mainstream psychiatric terminology in the United States,[1] having been eliminated from the DSM in 1980, when its editors decided to provide descriptions of behavior rather than of hidden psychological mechanisms.[2][3] It may still be found in texts on psychology and philosophy.[4][5]

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  1. ^ neurosis”, in The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th edition, Boston, Mass.: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016, →ISBN.
  2. ^ Horwitz and Wakefield (2007) The Loss of Sadness, Oxford, →ISBN
  3. ^ Peter Zachar, Psychological Concepts and Biological Psychiatry (2000), page 202
  4. ^ Russon, John (2003) Human Experience: Philosophy, Neurosis, and the Elements of Everyday Life, State University of New York Press, →ISBN
  5. ^ Jacobson, Kirsten. 2006. "The Interpersonal Expression of Human Spatiality: A Phenomenological Interpretation of Anorexia Nervosa." Chiasmi International 8:157–74.

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  • IPA(key): /neuˈɾosis/ [neu̯ˈɾo.sis]
  • Rhymes: -osis
  • Syllabification: neu‧ro‧sis

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neurosis f (plural neurosis)

  1. neurosis

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