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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Phenomenology of obsessions in obsessive-compulsive neurosis. Psychopathology 1988;21(1):12-8.
aetiological and prognostic factors of an atypical form of obsessive-compulsive neurosis. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry 1985;30(5):327-379.
Kernberg (1987) appears to address this question when describing 'obsessive-compulsive neurosis' as functioning at a 'borderline level' (p.
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