Neurosis
Neurosis Neu*ro"sis, n.; pl. Neuroses. [NL., fr. Gr. ney^ron nerve.] 1. (Med.) A functional nervous affection or disease, that is, a disease of the nerves without any appreciable change of nerve structure. [1913 Webster]

2. (Psychiatry) a mental or emotional disorder that affects only part of the personality, and involves less distorted perceptions of reality than a {psychosis}. As used in medicine, anxiety is a prominent characteristic, and the condition may be accompanied by psychosomatic symptoms. Phobias and compulsive behavior are common varieties. --[MW10] [PJC]


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