neurosis

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. nervous or mental disorder, illness, sickness, or disease; psychoneurosis, melancholia, nervous breakdown; phobia, mania, obsession, compulsion, hypochondria; psychosis, insanity.See fear.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. psychoneurosis, compulsion, deviation, instability, mental disorder, mental illness, emotional disturbance, neurotic condition, aberration; see also insanity 1 , obsession .
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(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
nervous disorder, personality disorder, emotional disorder, mental illness, disordered thinking, maladjustment, dysfunction, anxiety. ''The result of a conflict between the ego and the id; the person is at war with himself.''—Sigmund Freud.
WORD FIND
accidental nature: accident-prone
aversion to people: misanthropy
aversion to women: misogyny
collapse, nervous: nervous breakdown
combat neurosis: shell shock, Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome
daughter’s sexual attraction to father: Electra Complex
death, excessive fear of: necrophobia
depression, seasonal: SAD, seasonal affective disorder
dieting to the point of emaciation: anorexia nervosa
dieting with binging and forced vomiting: bulimia
fantasizing to escape reality: escapism
fault-finding, passively hostile character: passive-aggressive personality
fear, irrational: phobia
fire-setting, fascination with: pyromania
genitals, compulsion to expose: exhibitionism
health and symptoms, dwelling excessively on: hypochondria
heart attack, excessive fear of: cardioneurosis
infant or childlike behavior, return to: infantilism
inferiority, feelings of: inferiority complex, low self-esteem
isolation from others: withdrawal
obsession or crazed desire: mania
panic, prone to: panic disorder, panic attack
passive acceptance of another’s vices and abuse: codependency
past, dwelling excessively on the: alethia
poor-me personality: martyrdom
pregnancy, imagined: pseudocyesis psychological disturbances converted to
physical symptoms: conversion disorder
rapid breathing due to anxiety: hyperventilation
reality, denial of: denial, defense mechanism
repeated thoughts, rituals: obsessive-compulsive disorder
ritual that must be carried out: compulsion
self-love, excessive: narcissism
steal, compulsion to: kleptomania

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