anxiety neurosis


noun Psychiatry.

a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety.

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Origin of anxiety neurosis

First recorded in 1900–05
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Example sentences from the Web for anxiety neurosis

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

British Dictionary definitions for anxiety neurosis

anxiety neurosis

noun

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