psychasthenia


psych·as·the·nia

noun \ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Definition of PSYCHASTHENIA

:  a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational
psych·as·then·ic \-ˈthe-nik\ adjective or noun

Origin of PSYCHASTHENIA

New Latin
First Known Use: 1900

psych·as·the·nia

noun \ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PSYCHASTHENIA

: a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational
psych·as·then·ic \-ˈthen-ik\ adjective

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