relatively mild emotional disorders (such as mild depression and phobias)
A broad term once used for mental disorders whose primary symptoms are anxiety or what seem to be defenses against anxiety. Since the adoption of DSM-III, the term has been dropped as a broad diagnostic label, and what were once considered the various subcategories of neurosis (e.g., phobia, anxiety, conversion and dissociative disorders) are now classified as separate disorders.
a distorted perception of reality (though to a lesser degree than psychosis) which often presents itself as visceral symptoms, anxieties or phobias.
a category of mental disorder in which the patient has feelings of high levels of anxiety or tension in managing their daily lives
Singular of neuroses. Term covering a range of disorders (see unconscious). An example would be agoraphobia, or fear of open spaces. The cause of such a neurosis lies in the individual's unconscious, possibly as a result of a traumatic event in childhood.
in psychoanalytic theory, psychological distress beyond what is considered appropriate for the circumstances; maladaptive behavior characterized by prominent use of defence mechanisms.
a mental disturbance or disease.
A psychogenic disorder of the emotions based upon a fundamental anxiety where origin is usually beyond conscious awareness. Neuroses are characterized by disturbed interpersonal relationships and a sense of chronic psychological discomfort.
(not a currently used term in DSM-IV diagnostic descriptions) A kind of mental disorder of moderate severity that is presumed to have its origin in intrapsychic conflicts or other psychodynamic issues
a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
a dysfunctional way of thinking, feeling and acting, generally characterized by behaviors that are rigid, repetitive and self defeating
a mental disorder and they abound amongst the human race
a mental disorder characterized by anxieties, compulsions, obsessions, or phobias
an emotional illness in which there is a minimal loss of contact with reality
a poor solution to conflict, or, more correctly, not a solution at all but a bad compromise
a psychological condition in which a person displays emotions, such as fear or extreme anxiety, that seem to have no rational basis
a system of tacit rules, which are unwillingly and often unconsciously obeyed by the person suffering from it, and the people living with that person
An emotional disorder that can interfere with a person's ability to lead a normal life.
A mental illness, such as depression, in which a sense of reality is retained while the patient displays a maladaptive way of thinking or behaving.
Neurosis is used to describe anxiety disorders such as anxiety and phobias.
Psychological difficulty or maladjustment of the milder variety (as different from psychosis) often with some degree of conscious awareness
A mental illness due to emotional disorder which impairs health.
Mental and emotional disorder
An emotional disorder that arises due to unresolved conflicts, anxiety being the chief characteristic. In contrast to the psychoses, neuroses do not involve gross distortions of reality.
A mental illness in which insight is retained but there is a maladaptive way of behaving or thinking that causes suffering. For example, depression, anxiety, phobias or obsessions.
is a mild mental disorder.
A term used to refer to any number of mental and/or emotional disorders.
a general category, no longer widely used, that comprises psychological disorders associated with maladaptive attempts to deal with anxiety but with relatively good contact with reality. (482)
A mental disorder primarily characterized by anxiety and not resulting from any apparent brain lesion; in contrast to the psychoses, persons with a neurosis do not exhibit gross distortion of reality or disorganization of personality. Hypochondria and neurasthenia are examples of some neuroses.
a long-term disorder featuring anxiety and/or exaggerated behavior dedicated to avoiding anxiety; sufferers understand that the condition is abnormal
One of the major categories of emotional maladjustments, classified according to the predominant symptom of defense mechanism. Anxiety is the chief symptom, with the possibility of some impairment of thinking and judgment.
The "psychological" condition whereby abnormal behavior patterns arise as a result of a person's inability to cope with anxiety in socially acceptable ways. Other aspects of the neurotic person's behavior may be quite normal, so that the abnormal tendencies can often be hidden quite successfully. Sometimes used more broadly to refer to all disorders of the "psyche".
An emotional disturbance in which the patient's behaviour and thinking are poorly adapted and cause suffering. The patient does not exhibit psychotic symptoms and behaviour usually remains within socially acceptable limits.
Misconception of reality.
Any of various mental or emotional disorders involving symptoms such as insecurity, anxiety, depression and irrational fears. According to Keppe, all human beings are neurotic to a greater or lesser degree.
functional disorders of the mind or of the emotions involving anxiety, phobia, or other abnormal behavior.
An syndrome in psychodynamic theory, which posits that people suffer when they experience feelings of mental anguish and are afraid they are losing control of their personalities.
A mental disorder in which the individual is unable to cope with anxieties and conflicts and develops symptoms that he or she finds distressing, such as obsessions, compulsions, phobias, or anxiety attacks. In Freud?s psychoanalytic theory, neurosis results from the use of defense mechanisms to ward off anxiety caused by unconscious conflicts. No longer a diagnostic category of DSM-IV. See also anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobia.