Are you troubled by any of these problems?

Your symptoms may be like the following:

(1) Ordinary neurosis


Patients with this mental disorder suspect some slightly unpleasant but normal feelings in their minds and bodies be signs of illness They focus their attention on their suspected symptoms.

The symptoms may include insomnia, headache, heavy feeling in the head, vertigo, stiff shoulders, tinnitus, pollakiuria, trembling, mogigraphia (hands tremble when writing), trembling of hands when holding a cup, gastrointestinal neurosis,dysesthesia, coptosis (easily fatigued), efficiency reduction, sexual neurosis (sexual impotence), and other psychosomatic and autonomic nervous system disorders.

(2) Obsessive-compulsive neurosis

The mind fears something and tries to get rid of the fear at the same time causing conflict.

This type of neurosis includes anthropophobia, blushingphobia, mysophobia, fear of idle thoughts, fear based on superstition, the desire to reconfirm again and again, fear of reading, nosophobia, aichmophobia, agoraphobia, obsessions about sin, and stuttering. Additionally there are excessive self doubts and suspicions and excessive concern with discovering underlying reasons.

(3) Anxiety neurosis

A sudden fit of anxiety is the main symptom. Sometimes panic attacks precipitate calling an ambulance.

These attacks may involve palpitations, tachycardia, dyspnea, vertigo, and trembling. Cardiac neurosis is common as well as fear of riding on trains and other modes of transportation.

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