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in the current version of the DSM (Diagnostic Statistical Manual), neurotic disorders are not actually recognized as a value diagnostic entity. However, as a general rule of thumb, a neurotic disorder can be class as such when there is a degree or number of distressing symptoms are generally classed as alien from the individual.

NEUROTIC DISORDER: "Applying the DSM, otherwise known as the Diagnostic Statistical Manual, neurotic disorders aren't actually recognized as a psychological problem."

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