anxiety neurosis

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noun Psychiatry.

a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety.

Nearby words

  1. anvers,
  2. anvil,
  3. anxiety,
  4. anxiety disorder,
  5. anxiety hysteria,
  6. anxiety reaction,
  7. anxiety state,
  8. anxiolytic,
  9. anxious,
  10. anxious seat

Origin of anxiety neurosis

First recorded in 1900–05

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Examples 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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