anxiety neurosis


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anxiety neurosis

[‚aŋ′zī·əd·ē nu̇′rō·səs]
(psychology)
A psychoneurotic disorder characterized by diffuse anxious expectation not restricted to definite situations, persons, or objects, and by emotional instability, irritability, apprehensiveness, and a sense of fatigue; caused by incomplete resolution of repressed emotional problems, and frequently associated with somatic symptoms.
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The symptoms of anxiety neurosis, palpitation, hyperaesthesia, and paroxysms, match those of classical hysteria as much as the sexual anaesthesia of anxiety hysteria.
The case must not have an anxiety neurosis, be psychotic, be 'dead thalamically,' or be acutely over-verbalized.
He wonders: can one find a citation using ANXIETY NEUROSIS COMPLEX or TOXIC MYXOMATOSIS?