It appears to be a way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche.
Possible complications include Dys thymia depressive neurosis, Major Depression, Psychoactive Substance Abuse, and psychotic disorders such as Brief Reactive Psychosis.
If the biochemists were able to demonstrate the physical workings of neuroses (phobias, or difficulties getting pleasure from life), if they could pinpoint the chemicals and impulses and interbrain conversations and information exchanges that constitute these feelings, would the psychoanalysts pack up their ids and egos and retire from the field?
It’s like a neurosis," I said.
There are no more uses of "neurotic" in the book.
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She is mildly neurotic, but is working at developing greater emotional stability.