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Lots of people use the term neurotic casually, what does it mean medically?
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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry
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In brief: Conflict
In psychoanalysis, neurosis is a functional mental disorder that has no discernible underlying anatomic cause.
The symptoms -- which can be all kinds of things, including anxiety, phobias, and compulsions, etc -- arise from an intrapsychic conflict between unconscious fantasies and the defenses they arouse. The person simultaneously expresses, and fears to fully express, the impulses.

In brief: Conflict
In psychoanalysis, neurosis is a functional mental disorder that has no discernible underlying anatomic cause.
The symptoms -- which can be all kinds of things, including anxiety, phobias, and compulsions, etc -- arise from an intrapsychic conflict between unconscious fantasies and the defenses they arouse. The person simultaneously expresses, and fears to fully express, the impulses.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
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