ERIC Number: ED179881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Understanding Neurotic Disorder.
Moore, Charlotte Dickinson
Understanding, one of the chief components of prevention in mental health, is not for the researcher or clinician only, but for all who may be concerned with their own conflict and pain or that of family members. Looking at neurotic disorders requires the examination of guilt which burdens individuals as they realize their failure to fulfill responsibilities to themselves and others, and also the resulting anxiety caused by hurtful experiences which may impede mature responses in the future. The condition of neurosis, which is virtually impossible to quantify statistically, does present one significant finding from numerous research studies, i.e., neurotic individuals frequently come from homes with a high proportion of persons having neurotic symptoms. Several therapeutic views provide strategies for dealing with neurosis, particularly psychoanalytic theory, behavior therapy, and humanist-existential therapies. Different types of neurotic disorder can be classified: anxiety, depersonalization, depression, hypochondria, hysteria, neurasthenia, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, and phobias. (Author/HLM)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Adults, Behavior Patterns, Mental Disorders, Mental Health, Neurosis, Prevention, Psychological Characteristics, Psychological Patterns
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Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Mental Health (DHEW), Rockville, MD. Div. of Scientific and Public Information.