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psychasthenia

[sahy-kuh s-thee-nee-uh] /ˌsaɪ kəsˈθi ni ə/
noun
1.
Psychiatry. (no longer in technical use) a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Neo-Latin; see psych-, asthenia
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psychasthenic
[sahy-kuh s-then-ik] /ˌsaɪ kəsˈθɛn ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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psych asthenic in Medicine

psychasthenia psy·chas·the·ni·a (sī'kəs-thē'nē-ə)
n.
A neurotic disorder marked by phobias, obsessions, compulsions, or excessive anxiety. No longer in technical use.

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