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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* Cronbach alpha for crippled variable remained as high for maladjusted as r=0.65, moderate for neurotics as r=0.45, low as r=0.28, 0.16 and r=0.13 for normal, psychotics and overall respectively.
"Speculation is that healthy neurotics may be hyper-vigilant about their lifestyle and about seeking treatment when a problem arises.
"Larry David plays himself as bald, bespectacled neurotic," the New York Times wrote in a review of the new season.
"A one-way ticket to Palookaville!" Freddy Raphael's neurotic success story's star academic actually wanted a one of these one-way tickets to Palookaville.
Sixty randomly selected psychotics (n = 20), neurotics (n = 20), and normal (n = 20) were photographed.
I began to suspect, soon after I started doing Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) in the 1950s, that a large percentage of my severely addicted clients were not merely, as I originally thought, "nice neurotics," but that I could more accurately see them and treat them as having severe personality disorders (PDs).
Clair Jeans, a Presbyterian minister, wrote a helpful book called Neurotics in the Church.
"I sometimes ask myself how it happens that I attract nothing but crackbrained individuals, neurasthenics, neurotics, psychopaths--and Jews especially," wrote Henry Miller in Tropic of Cancer.
Therefore, it was felt that comparison of conversion reaction personality characteristics with other neurotics may discriminate some personality characteristics specific to conversion reaction disorder.