The term neurosis encompasses a variety of very common mental health disorders. Neurosis is actually an outdated diagnosis that is no longer used medically. The disorders that were once classified as a neurosis are now more accurately categorized as neurotic disorders.
Disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder include post-traumatic stress disorder, somatization disorders, anxiety disorder, panic disorder, phobias, dissociation disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and adjustment disorder.
Disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder include a wide variety of emotional and physical symptoms or manifestations. Anxiety and fear are common symptoms to many disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder. People with disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder do not have delusions or hallucination, which are symptoms of psychotic disorders. However, disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder can negatively affect a person's ability to function effectively in the activities of daily living, such as going to work and school, caring for family, and taking care of basic needs. For more information on symptoms, refer to symptoms of neurosis.
Making a diagnosis of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder begins with taking a thorough medical history, including symptoms, and completing a complete physical examination and mental health exam. Tests may also be ordered to ensure that symptoms are not related to other conditions, such as hyperthyroidism or mitral valve prolapse, which both have symptoms that can result in anxiety. An evaluation by a psychiatrist or other licensed mental health provider is often necessary to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder.
It is possible that a diagnosis of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder be missed or delayed because symptoms can be vague, associated with other conditions, or because of the stigma associated with mental illness. For more information on misdiagnosis, refer to misdiagnosis of neurosis.
Treatment of neurosis varies depending on its severity of the condition, and a person's medical and mental health history, age and lifestyle. For more information on treatment, refer to treatment of neurosis. ...more »
Neurosis: Variety of mental disorders with self-awareness.
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The severity and types of symptoms of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder vary between the specific disorders and from person to person.
Excessive anxiety and fear are common symptoms of and/or underlie many disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder. Other common symptoms include complaints of physical symptoms that do not ...more symptoms »
Disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder are treatable to various degrees of success. In general, the sooner that the symptoms of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder are recognized and treated, the more effective treatment will be. The overall treatment goal is to for the patient feel better and to live as normal, ...more treatments »
A diagnosis of disorders that are considered a neurosis or neurotic disorder may be missed or delayed for a wide variety of reasons. For example, people with neurosis may fear the stigma of or be embarrassed by mental illness and not seek treatment.
A diagnosis of neurosis can also be missed because symptoms of neurosis can be related to many other ...more misdiagnosis »
Symptoms of Neurosis
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Misdiagnosis and Neurosis
Multiple sclerosis often misdiagnosed as mental disorder: The early stages of multiple sclerosis may cause
various general feelings of wellness, happiness, euphoria, or manic-type symptoms
in some patients.
These symptoms may lead to a...read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a ...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a stroke or ...read more »
ADHD under-diagnosed in adults: Although the over-diagnoses of ADHD
in children is a well-known controversy, the reverse side related to adults.
Some adults can remain undiagnosed, and indeed the condition has usually been
overlooked...read more »
Bipolar disorder misdiagosed as various conditions by primary physicians: Bipolar disorder (manic-depressive disorder)
often fails to be...read more »
Eating disorders under-diagnosed in men: The typical patient with
an eating disorder is female.
The result is that men with eating disorders often fail to be diagnosed or
have...read more »
Depression undiagnosed in teenagers: Serious bouts of depression can be
undiagnosed in teenagers.
The "normal" moodiness of teenagers can cause severe medical depression
to be...read more »
Undiagnosed anxiety disorders related to depression: Patients with depression (see symptoms of depression)
may also have undiagnosed anxiety disorders (see symptoms of anxiety...read more »
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A mental or personality disturbance not attributable to any known neurological or organic dysfunction
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