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neurotic
used in Girl Interrupted

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Definition
mildly mentally disturbed — usually worrying too much about something; or someone with such symptoms
  • It appears to be a way station between neurosis and psychosis: a fractured but not disassembled psyche.
  • It's like a neurosis," I said.
  • 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?
  • Possible complications include Dys thymia depressive neurosis, Major Depression, Psychoactive Substance Abuse, and psychotic disorders such as Brief Reactive Psychosis.

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