neurosis


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Related to neurosis: psychoneurosis, neurotic disorder
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a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction

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Innovation charity Nesta commissioned him to create Neurosis and he has been busily engaged in working in partnership with a number of institutions and artists, including Arts Council England, to develop the thrill ride.
This is because, for the most part, it has devoted itself to justification of the mistaken view of standard empiricism and therefore sustains rather than cures the neurosis of science.
Now, let's suppose we are going to redefine a disorder, not unlike what was done when DSM-III redefined neurosis.
Never can one man's neurosis have cost his country so much for so little,' he said.
If an isolated bird can see another bird, they may well develop a neurosis, a term applied to birds when they fail to adapt to their surroundings and way of life, due to the frustration of trying to achieve physical contact.
THE PLOT THICKENS: Emmy-winning director/producer Robert Weide's life sure sounds lifted from ``Curb Your Enthusiasm,'' HBO's painfully funny series about the nagging neurosis and dysfunctional synchronicity in the life of ``Seinfeld'' creator Larry David.
A week later, he wrote: "He was guilty not of neurosis or incompetence, but of an excess of ambition to do justice to the play.
It's a neurosis that takes over, unfortunately, for a lot of young women.
Hodges traces the origins of routine circumcision to the masturbation phobia of the eighteenth century, but more specifically to theories of degenerative disease and reflex neurosis which held that disturbances of nervous equilibrium could cause disease, and which thus targeted sensitive parts of the body as the guilty parties.
FMS is often misdiagnosed as depression, neurosis, muscle spasms, and pain syndrome.
The neurosis among politicians to stay in touch with the gossip was a driving force for these social gatherings.
She must learn to live with things she can't change, and change the things she can't live with or face being left with nothing but her neurosis.
A 1997 government survey had found that seven out of 10 prisoners were assessed as having more than one of the main types of mental disorder such as personality disorder, neurosis, psychosis, alcohol misuse and drug dependence.
Adroitly, he shows how the "Pecola problem" festers and reemerges as Sula, then as Pilate, and finally (in a weird inversion) as the social neurosis of skin color in Paradise's Ruby.
It is tragic that most Americans suffer, with respect to the use of their own language, especially in formal or semiformal situations, a discomfort or malaise that can only be described as a mild form of anxiety neurosis.