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Emotional hyperaesthesia

Disturbance of mood with characteristic anxiety, gloom, bad temper and lack of equilibrium. The patient cannot concentrate, and loses the facility to suppress irrelevant environmental stimuli. He sleeps poorly, and loses his appetite. In general, thoughts and emotions are dominated by a feeling of powerlessness and inadequacy. Some people are like this throughout their lives, in which case congenital factors are involved; in others the condition is caused by physical illness, or being run down. Viral infections such as glandular fever are often associated with emotio nal hyperaesthesia, and it is also common in sufferers from an inferiority complex. Such people are perfectionists, and excessively concerned with tidiness and neatness. In this form of neurosis, stamina decreases as workload increases, or increasing old age means that demands can no longer be met.

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