ORGAN NEUROSIS

The psychoanalytic term for a neurosis in which bodily disturbances are prominent symptoms.The term recognizes the fact that unconscious mental processes can produce such physical conditions as stomach upsets, paralysis, blindness, and headaches. The concept is a broad one that usually includes both psychophys- iologic (psychosomatic) and conversion (hysterical) reactions. See PSYCHOPHYS- IOLOGIC DISORDERS (GENERAL), CONVERSION .

Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ORGAN NEUROSIS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, November 28, 2018, https://psychologydictionary.org/organ-neurosis/ (accessed March 16, 2019).
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