psychasthenia

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

Definition of psychasthenia 

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

Other Words from psychasthenia

psychasthenic \ˌsī-kəs-ˈthe-nik \ adjective or noun

First Known Use of psychasthenia

1900, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for psychasthenia

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psychasthenia

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

Medical Definition of psychasthenia 

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

Other Words from psychasthenia

psychasthenic \-ˈthen-ik \ adjective

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