anxiety hysteria

anxiety hysteria
noun
a form of hysteria having features of both conversion disorder and anxiety neurosis
Hypernyms: ↑hysteria, ↑hysterical neurosis

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noun
: a psychoneurotic disorder with features of both conversion reaction and anxiety neurosis

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anxiety hysteria,
Psychiatry. a mental condition between hysteria and anxiety neurosis.

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