psychasthenia

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noun psych·as·the·nia \ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Definition of psychasthenia

  1. :  a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational

psychasthenic

play \-ˈthe-nik\ adjective or noun

Origin and Etymology of psychasthenia

New Latin


Medical Dictionary

psychasthenia

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noun psych·as·the·nia \ˌsī-kəs-ˈthē-nē-ə\

Medical Definition of psychasthenia

  1. :  a neurotic state characterized especially by phobias, obsessions, or compulsions that one knows are irrational

psychasthenic

\-ˈthen-ik\play adjective

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