neurotic


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neurotic

1. of, relating to, or afflicted by neurosis
2. a person who is afflicted with a neurosis or who tends to be emotionally unstable or unusually anxious
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But the neurotic ones were more likely to live - and that was regardless of behavior.
With a growing number of people uncomfortable with thoughts of neurotic animals being locked up, zoos now claim they make a significant contribution to the conservation of endangered species.
A new theory suggests that neurotic misery and imagination go hand-in-hand.
Conclusion: It was concluded that the fathers of neurotic children have high sten scores on depression than the fathers of psychotic children.
In short, Santiago said the public should watch out for "highly neurotic individuals," among others.
As repressed memories and desires threatened to break through into the conscious mind, anxiety occurred as a danger signal" to the ego and neurotic behavior was either the expression of that anxiety or a defense against it.
In particular, Skirbekk notes the decline in childbearing among neurotic men-neurotic meaning individuals who tend to be moody and emotional.
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This paper centers on two of these--Existential Anxiety and Neurotic Anxiety--but also considers Normal Anxiety, without which the picture would be incomplete.
The aim of this study was to examine differences between two groups of girls, models and ballerinas (experimental group) and young students (control group), in terms of body image perception, body mass index, neurotic perfectionism, body image distortion, and symptoms of eating disorders.
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