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Neurotic Disorders and Somatisation

Neurotic Disorders and Somatisation

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Published by Naveen Eldose RN
Neurotic Disorders and Somatisation

Introduction
• Neurotic disorders are a collection of psychiatric disorders without psychotic symptoms and lacking the intense psychopathology of, say, hypomania or major depression. Having said this, neurotic disorders are a major source of suffering to individuals, their families and to society. The cost of treating alll neurotic disorders would be substantial, but the cost of non-treatment to society (in terms of lost production and lost efficiency) is pr
Neurotic Disorders and Somatisation

Introduction
• Neurotic disorders are a collection of psychiatric disorders without psychotic symptoms and lacking the intense psychopathology of, say, hypomania or major depression. Having said this, neurotic disorders are a major source of suffering to individuals, their families and to society. The cost of treating alll neurotic disorders would be substantial, but the cost of non-treatment to society (in terms of lost production and lost efficiency) is pr

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Neurotic Disorders andSomatisation
 
Introduction
Neurotic disorders are a collection of psychiatric disorderswithout psychotic symptoms and lacking the intense
psychopathology of, say, hypomania or major depression.
Having said this, neurotic disorders are a major source ofsuffering to individuals, their families and to society. The costof treating alll neurotic disorders would be substantial, but thecost of non-treatment to society (in terms of lost productionand lost efficiency) is probably greater. According to Croft-Jeffreys & Wilkinson (1989) the estimated cost to the UK of
neurotic illness in 1985 was œ 373,000,000. A decade later the
sum must exceed half a billion pounds a year. After all, over athird of sickness certificates are for psychiatric illness, much ofthis being neurotic, (Jenkins, 1985). The persistent nature ofanxiety disorder over time ,with its childhood antecedents andoften recurrent prognosis, means that it may dominatesufferer's lives, (Angst & Vollrath, 1991). Only chronic heartdisease produces more disability.
 
Neurosis
 
(from the Greek νεύρωσις) refers to a
class offunctionalmental disorder involvingdistressbut notdelusionsnorhallucinations, where behavior is not outside socially acceptablenorms.[1]It is also known as
psychoneurosis
or
neurotic disorder
, and thus those suffering from itare said to be
neurotic
.
Once a commonpsychiatric diagnosis, the term isno longer part of mainstream psychiatricterminology in the United States, though itcontinues to be employed inpsychoanalytictheoryand practice, and in various other theoreticaldisciplines.

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