anxiety hysteria n.
Hysteria characterized by manifest anxiety.
- Anxiety neurosis
a neurotic disorder characterized by pervasive anxiety. Historical Examples I shall tell you then that we distinguish three pure forms of true neuroses: neurasthenia, anxiety neurosis and hypochondria. A General Introduction to Psychoanalysis Sigmund Freud She was tense and nervous, tied in the emotional knots of an anxiety neurosis. The Cartels Jungle Irving E. Cox, […]
- Anxiety state
anxiety state anxiety state n. See anxiety neurosis. Historical Examples As the wider pattern unfolded, his anxiety state intensified. The Junkmakers Albert R. Teichner
- Anxiety reaction
anxiety reaction anxiety reaction n. A psychological state or experience involving the apprehension of danger, accompanied by a feeling of dread and such physical symptoms as restlessness and rapid heartbeat, occurring in the absence of any clearly identifiable fear stimulus.
an intense attack of anxiety characterized by feelings of impending doom and trembling, sweating, pounding heart, and other physical symptoms. Historical Examples The anxiety-attack had extended and was persistent, and the mental disorder lasted for months. Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology C. G. Jung noun an episode of acute and disabling anxiety associated with such […]