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A person with a neurotic personality exhibits characteristics of
excessive worry and anxiety over normal life events. Symptoms can include
depression, unrealistic fears, obsessions, and repetitive, compulsive
behaviors. Other symptoms can include low self-esteem and being tense or irritable.
Treatment is not usually needed unless these traits interfere with
the ability to function in daily life. Treatment for severe neurotic
personality may include counseling and medicines for anxiety.
Current as of:
November 14, 2014
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Lisa S. Weinstock, MD - Psychiatry
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