Physical & Psychological Factors in Neurosis

By Margaret Lowenfeld

If one looks for the word neurosis in the index of a text book on children’s medicine, it is not to be found in that form. Under diathesis the neuropathic diathesis will be found, in some books neurasthenia, and in many ‘bad habits’ or neuropathic habits, but the plain term neurosis or neuroses is not used.