noun, plural neu·ro·ses [noo-roh-seez, nyoo-] /nʊˈroʊ siz, nyʊ-/. Psychiatry.
Origin of neurosis
Examples from the Web for neurosis
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?
All stories, or most of them, end before the heroine develops the neurosis of the housewife.The Nervous Housewife|Abraham Myerson
Page 167 The relation of neurosis in childhood to infection of the body is complex.The Nervous Child|Hector Charles Cameron
Many of the characteristics of the unconscious will then appear and will be similar in some respects to those of neurosis.The Behavior of Crowds|Everett Dean Martin
This conception may be described as the sexual theory of the neurosis.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
As a rule it soon appears that the ego has made a poor deal in accepting the neurosis.A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis|Sigmund Freud
noun plural -ses (-siːz)
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.