psychoneurosis


psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

noun \ˌsī-kō-n-ˈrō-səs, -ny-\

Definition of PSYCHONEUROSIS

:  neurosis; especially :  a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom
psy·cho·neu·rot·ic \-ˈrä-tik\ adjective or noun

Origin of PSYCHONEUROSIS

New Latin
First Known Use: 1883

psy·cho·neu·ro·sis

noun \-n(y)-ˈrō-səs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural psy·cho·neu·ro·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PSYCHONEUROSIS

: neurosis; especially : a neurosis based on emotional conflict in which an impulse that has been blocked seeks expression in a disguised response or symptom—compare actual neurosis

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