Neurosis de carácter

Julie Bongarra

Senior Member
English - USA
Good evening! Does anyone know how to translate "neurosis de carácter" in the following context? Thank you!

No fue hasta la década de los 50 que, gracias a la influencia de Schneider, el Manual Diagnóstico y Estadístico de los Trastornos Mentales II (DSM-II) y la Clasificación Internacional de Enfermedades en su novena versión (CIE-9) plantean la idea de que la depresión crónica es equivalente a la neurosis de carácter.

My attempt so far: It wasn't until the 1950s that, thanks to the influence of Schneider, the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders II (DSM-II), and the ninth version of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-9) suggested that chronic depression is equivalent to character neurosis.
  • Azarosa

    Senior Member
    Español (rioplatense)
    Se propone character neurose: "Horney worked primarily in the field of therapy and the nature of neuroses, which she defined as of two types: situation neuroses and character neuroses. Situation neuroses arise from the anxiety attendant on a single conflict, such as being faced with a diffciult decision" (En The Designing Theory of Transference, Volumen1, RICHARD J. KOSCIEJEW)

    "DEFINITION OF CHARACTER DISORDER In the Neurotic Personality of Our Time, Horney (1937, p. 31) first introduced the term character neurosis, a deformation of the personality. Symptoms, she writes, in the clinical sense are absent..." (En Karen Horney and Character Disorder: A Guide for the Modern Practitioner, Irving Solomon, PhD).


    Senior Member
    English-US, standard and medical
    Neuroses is the plural, and neurosis is the singular in English.