Whether it ultimately takes aesthetic discipline or neurosis to get to that point, it's hard to say.
How do you tell the difference between aesthetic discipline and neurosis?
Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?
Besides, to tell you such dreams would necessitate the disclosure of all the secrets concerning a neurosis.
Was this, then, some special case of phthisis complicated by neurosis?
It has been said that a neurosis is not so much a disease as a dilemma.
In both sexes there is a tendency to neurosis and degeneration.
You consider that the neurosis causes a lack of singleness of aim in life, because opposing tendencies hinder psychic adaptation.
The neurosis is merely a wrong attitude to life and its problems.
This work is naturally only necessary where the patient is convinced that his neurosis is organic in its origin.
1776, "functional derangement arising from disorders of the nervous system," coined by Scottish physician William Cullen (1710-1790) from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + Modern Latin -osis "abnormal condition." Used in a general psychological sense since 1871; clinical use in psychiatry dates from 1923.
neurosis neu·ro·sis (nu-rō'sĭs, nyu-)
n. pl. neu·ro·ses (-sēz)
Any of various mental or emotional disorders involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression, and irrational fears.
Tension or irritability of the nervous system; nervousness.