noun, plural neu·ro·ses [noo-roh-seez, nyoo-]. /nʊˈroʊ siz, nyʊ-/. Psychiatry.
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After “an industrious night,” he wrote, “the barriers suddenly lifted, the veils dropped, and everything became transparent — from the details of the neuroses to the determinants of consciousness.”
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?
At one level, one could look at this film as a portrayal of the beginnings of full-blown neurosis and mental illness.
Marked variation in the amount at successive examinations strongly suggests a neurosis.A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd
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|Albert Moll
The neurosis goes back to some organic defect or other cause of childish humiliation.
Compromise mechanisms will again be formed serving a purpose similar to the neurosis.
Many of the characteristics of the unconscious will then appear and will be similar in some respects to those of neurosis.