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neurotic manifestation

 

Definition: a manifestation characterized by such defenses as conversion, dissociation, displacement, phobia formation, or repetitive thoughts and acts being used to tolerate anxiety; in contrast to psychotic manifestations, gross distortion or falsification of reality is not exhibited, and gross disintegration of the personality is not usually observed.

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