- Rhymes: -əʊsɪs
neurosis (plural neuroses)
- (pathology) A mental disorder, less severe than psychosis, marked by anxiety or fear
- Usage note: This term is no longer used medically/professionally.
According to Wikipedia the term is no longer part of mainstream psychiatric terminology in the United States, though it continues to be employed in psychoanalytic theory and practice, and in various other theoretical disciplines.