Definition of psychoneurotic in English:


Pronunciation /-ˌn(y)o͝oˈrätik/


See psychoneurosis

‘In most of these studies the subjects were being treated for endogenous depression, neurotic depressive reaction, or psychoneurotic reaction with depression.’
  • ‘Twenty-four percent also developed other psychosomatic disturbances, 50% showing various psychoneurotic symptoms not present earlier, and 3% showing characterological symptoms.’
  • ‘Therefore, 18 y after exposure, Gilchrist described one patient with epilepsy and ‘psychoneurosis’ and another with shaking, jerking, stammering, and deafness whom he considered mislabeled as psychoneurotic.’
  • ‘They often complain of psychoneurotic symptoms such as depression, agitation, sleeplessness, hot flushes, and memory disturbance, and of a decrease in motor system functions.’
  • ‘Others suffered from psychoneurotic symptoms alone - mutism, loss of speech, hysterical twitching, and uncontrollable jerkings of arms and legs.’