neurosis neurosis  /nʊ ˈroʊ səs/


  • (n) a mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction



  1. These, in turn, can create new forms of neurosis.
  2. For most of its history, psychology had concerned itself with all that ails the human mind: anxiety, depression, neurosis, obsessions, paranoia, delusions.
  3. A new neurosis has been discovered: audiophilia, or the excessive passion for hi-fi sound and equipment.


  • Why Euro's Political Crisis May Be Permanent

    The euro is a unique example of an asset class with intrinsic investment features, at the same time ridden by quasi permanent spells of investor neurosis about its viability as a transaction currency and a reliable store of value.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: CNBC


  1. "There is some tension between the needs of the members and the needs of the markets," Frank said of his partnership with Paulson "He thinks neurosis on the part of the markets deserves more credibility that neurosis on the part of elected...
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Barney Frank Source: Politico

  2. "Kate's lyrics about love, relationships and the tendency to fixate on disabling neurosis in oneself have become my mission statement," said Quin, who will A&R their full-length debut, scheduled for January 2009 release. "I get goose bumps,...
    on Sep 17, 2008 By: Sara Quin Source:

  3. The Wall Street Journal carried a wonderful op-ed by Bret Stephens called "Global Warming as Mass Neurosis" earlier this week.
    on Jul 7, 2008 By: Bret Stephens Source: Canada Free Press

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