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.
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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]
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