psychasthenic

psychasthenia

[sahy-kuhs-thee-nee-uh]
noun
Psychiatry. (no longer in technical use) a neurosis marked by fear, anxiety, phobias, etc.

Origin:
1905–10; < Neo-Latin; see psych-, asthenia

psychasthenic [sahy-kuhs-then-ik] , adjective
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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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