psychoneurosis :

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

  • He had been sent back by his divisional medical officer, tentatively diagnosed as a severe case of psychoneurosis.
  • Murdock saw five advantages in encouraging the young folks (with "social control") to let their glands be their guides: 1) less guilt, hence less psychoneurosis; 2) an approved .
  • Psychiatrists now generally consider alcoholism a disease, specifically a psychoneurosis.

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