psychasthenia[sī′kas t̸hē′nē ə, -t̸hēn′yə]
psychasthenia definition by Webster's New World
a group of neuroses characterized by phobias, obsessions, undue anxiety, etc.
Origin: ModL: see psycho- and amp; asthenia
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- psychasthenic adjective
psychasthenia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A psychological disorder characterized by phobias, obsessions, compulsions, or excessive anxiety. No longer in scientific use.
- psyˌchas·thenˈic adjective