psychasthenia[sī′kas t̸hē′nē ə, -t̸hēn′yə]
a group of neuroses characterized by phobias, obsessions, undue anxiety, etc.
Origin of psychastheniaModL: see psycho- and amp; asthenia
A group of psychiatric symptoms, including phobias, obsessions, and compulsions. These symptoms are currently attributed to other disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and anxiety disorders.