Neurosis: Definition

21 October 2017

The term
neurosis describes a
psychological (mental) disorder with no obvious physical
and introduced the historical
Collective term for a variety of mental disorders represents.

Meanwhile the name
neurosis However, as a collective term in science
no longer in use. One of the reasons why the Sun
combined mental disorders
too different are and comment on different.

The term
neurosis used man early synonymous with
mental illness or
neuropathy. Originally, in the field of neurology
emerged, dealing with the
Nervous system and its disorders
employs the term was mainly - but with
often very different or unclear meaning - in the
Psychiatry use, the field of mental disorders

Psychoanalysis can be regarded as the founder of the theory of neurosis. In
this psychological school are numerous theories of neurosis
arisen - with starting
Sigmund Freud. As a common feature
the neuroses was that they probably
by psychological factors arise - especially by
repressed fears and sexual difficulties. Disturbances in the
early childhood development remain to this view as a complex
exist in the unconscious and have different neurotic
Reactions result - depending on the nature of the disturbance and its

In diagnostic manuals neurosis first emerged as
An umbrella term for a group of mental disorders that are
by exaggerated fears express. These included:

Counterpart to neurosis formed the
Psychosis: The latter is characterized by impaired
With reality and probably has - in contrast to
Neurosis - primarily
physical Causes. Another difference between
neurosis and psychosis is that neurotics usually
aware of their condition are as psychotics themselves
consider healthy. Also, in neuroses only
subregions personality affected, while
Psychoses affect
all exercise aspects of personality.


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