psychoneurosis

psychoneurosis
1. A mental or behavioral disorder of mild or moderate severity. 2. Formerly a classification of neurosis that included hysteria, psychasthenia, neurasthenia, and the anxiety and phobic disorders. [psycho- + G. neuron, nerve, + -osis, condition]
- p. maidica SYN: pellagra.

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psy·cho·neu·ro·sis -n(y)u̇-'rō-səs n, pl -ro·ses -.sēz NEUROSIS esp a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom compare ACTUAL NEUROSIS

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n.
a neurosis that is manifest in psychological rather than organic symptoms.

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psy·cho·neu·ro·sis (si″ko-n-roґsis) neurosis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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