ANXIETY STATE

1. see also anxiety neurosis. 2. formerly considered to be a traumatic neurosis precipitated by a wartime experience. This manifests because the ego-ideals of war conflict with customary ideals. [defined by Sigmund Freud)

ANXIETY STATE: "The soldier who experienced an anxiety state felt traumatized because killing others conflicted with his or her customary ideals. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ANXIETY STATE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/anxiety-state/ (accessed July 23, 2019).
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