obsessive-compulsive neurosis

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obsessive-compulsive neurosis

[əb′ses·iv kəm′pəl·siv nü′rō·səs]
(psychology)
A neurotic disorder in which anxiety relates to obsessions which the individual fights against but cannot control, and by which the person is dominated.
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In DSM-II, published in 1968, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) was characterized as an "obsessive compulsive neurosis.
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