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anxiety neurosis

noun

, Psychiatry.
  1. a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety.


anxiety neurosis

noun

  1. a relatively mild form of mental illness characterized by extreme distress and agitation, often occurring without any obvious cause


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Word History and Origins

Origin of anxiety neurosis1

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example Sentences

Stekel,41 one of Freud's pupils, in an elaborate monograph, also lays stress on the sexual factor of the anxiety-neurosis.

On innumerable occasions we have learned that anxiety neurosis vanishes when the sexual misuse is abandoned.

I shall tell you then that we distinguish three pure forms of true neuroses: neurasthenia, anxiety neurosis and hypochondria.

She was tense and nervous, tied in the emotional knots of an anxiety neurosis.

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