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Neurosis (Overview)

Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic. The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.


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What does it mean if somebody has neurosis?

What does it mean if somebody has neurosis?

Emotional symptoms: Sigmund freud coined the term "neurosis" to mean symptoms that appeared neurological (due to diseased nerves) but were actually psychological. It later came to mean a deep emotional conflict — two feelings at odds with each other — that produce psychological symptoms unconsciously (outside of the person's awareness). It's an old term & not used much anymore, although the concept is still useful. ...Read more

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Neurosis (Overview)

Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms. It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic. The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.


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What are the symptoms of neurosis?

What are the symptoms of neurosis?

Neurosis: Anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, low self-esteem, behavior changes such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive/compulsive acts, cognitive changes such as obsessions, perfectionism, interpersonal such as dependency & isolation. The behaviors are not outside socially acceptable norms or psychotic. ...Read more

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My medical records say that I have obsessive neurosis, must've been diagnosed when i was younger - what exactly is it and do I need help?

My medical records say that I have obsessive neurosis, must've been diagnosed when i was younger - what exactly is it and do I need help?

Obsessive: Obsessive disorder has to do with thoughts that won't go away and preoccupy us, worry us. It is often linked to behaviors that we do to prevent some unknown harm from happening (compulsions). Together they are called obsessive compulsive disorder or ocd. It sounds like you were obsessed with some thoughts when. If that is still an issue it is very treatable by a clinical psychologist. Peace. ...Read more

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Could cardiac neurosis cause weird sensations and movements around heart area?

Could cardiac neurosis cause weird sensations and movements around heart area?

Merits evaluation: An internist or cardiologist should be able to ask pertinent questions to more accurately characterize your symptoms. This will enable a more accurate opinion concerning the cause. A diagnosis of "cardiac neurosis" would be a diagnosis of exclusion (ie, the last thing to consider). ...Read more

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What is the exact treatment for obssessive compulsive neurosis?

What is the exact treatment for obssessive compulsive neurosis?

Variety of options: The term neurosis has gone a bit out of fashion, and in the us this is usually classified as obsessive compulsive disorder (ocd) or obsessive compulsive personality disorder. There is no "exact" treatment, but some ssri antidepressants are effective as are a number of cognitive behavior and other psychotherapies. Some individuals require combination of medications and therapy. ...Read more

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I am suffering from COPD and anxiety neurosis.Even if I am relaxed i still feel the lump in my throat due to anxiety neurosis.How to get rid of this?

I am suffering from COPD and anxiety neurosis.Even if I am relaxed i still feel the lump in my throat due to anxiety neurosis.How to get rid of this?

Orkney on anxiety: A gloobus sensation or "lump in the throat" is common in people who suffer from anxiety. Make sure it is well controlled. Another common cause of this is acid reflux, known as laryngopharyngeal reflux. You might want to get checked or this. ...Read more

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I am 45 yrs old male.Daily I am taking tablet trika .25 for anxiety neurosis as per doctors advice it is taking past 6 years.It make any problem about my health in future.Need commense?

I am 45 yrs old male.Daily I am taking tablet trika .25 for anxiety neurosis as per doctors advice it is taking past 6 years.It make any problem about my health in future.Need commense?

Unclear: Trika, aka alprazolam, is a short-acting anti-anxiety drug which has advantages and disadvantages. Your question does not state: total daily dose, efficacy, side-effects. At low dose (eg 1.5 mg or less daily), long-term problems are unlikely though habituation/addiction are common with this drug making wiithdrawal sometimes difficult. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of neurosis?

Neurosis: Anxiety, depression, anger, irritability, low self-esteem, behavior changes such as phobic avoidance, vigilance, impulsive/compulsive acts, cognitive changes such as obsessions, perfectionism, interpersonal such as dependency & isolation. The behaviors are not outside socially acceptable norms or psychotic. ...Read more

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What does it mean if somebody has neurosis?

Emotional symptoms: Sigmund freud coined the term "neurosis" to mean symptoms that appeared neurological (due to diseased nerves) but were actually psychological. It later came to mean a deep emotional conflict — two feelings at odds with each other — that produce psychological symptoms unconsciously (outside of the person's awareness). It's an old term & not used much anymore, although the concept is still useful. ...Read more

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