- a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety.
Origin of anxiety neurosis
First recorded in 1900–05
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Stekel,41 one of Freud's pupils, in an elaborate monograph, also lays stress on the sexual factor of the anxiety-neurosis.The Sexual Life of the Child
- a relatively mild form of mental illness characterized by extreme distress and agitation, often occurring without any obvious cause