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Other neuroses, including anxiety and depression, are similarly linked to faster aging.

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During thru-hikes, I have sometimes known people for less than an hour before I know about their families and neuroses, sex lives and relationship traumas.

From 1952 to 1980, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM, divided mental ailments into less-debilitating neuroses and more-debilitating psychoses.

It sounds like what you really want, Just Me, is a bike trail with no hikers, to not have to navigate their passive-aggressive shaming nor plumb the acute neuroses that it triggers in you.

After “an industrious night,” he wrote, “the barriers suddenly lifted, the veils dropped, and everything became transparent — from the details of the neuroses to the determinants of consciousness.”

Whether it ultimately takes aesthetic discipline or neurosis to get to that point, it's hard to say.

How do you tell the difference between aesthetic discipline and neurosis?

Is this neurosis, narcissism, or the farsighted wisdom that allows a fellow to win three hundred games?

At one level, one could look at this film as a portrayal of the beginnings of full-blown neurosis and mental illness.

Marked variation in the amount at successive examinations strongly suggests a neurosis.

Stekel,41 one of Freud's pupils, in an elaborate monograph, also lays stress on the sexual factor of the anxiety-neurosis.

The neurosis goes back to some organic defect or other cause of childish humiliation.

Compromise mechanisms will again be formed serving a purpose similar to the neurosis.

Many of the characteristics of the unconscious will then appear and will be similar in some respects to those of neurosis.


On this page you'll find 42 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to neurosis, such as: inhibition, aberration, abnormality, affliction, breakdown, and compulsion.

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