Anxiety neurosis is the classic term for anxiety disorders. It denotes the mental disturbance caused in the sufferer’s life because of negative and unrealistic thinking. It is “a state where excessive stress or inability to cope with stress causes mental exhaustion.” Anxiety neurosis affects millions of people worldwide. Some people experience only in acute form while others develop full anxiety disorders. The chances of developing Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or panic attacks depends on the intensity of neurosis( negative and illogical thinking) and the time period for which a person suffers neurosis.
However, the term neurosis is used sparingly now because it sounds vague and does not represent any real disorder.