Definition of psychasthenia in English:

psychasthenia

noun

Psychology
  • Originally: neurosis, especially of a phobic or obsessive type; an instance of this; (now chiefly historical). Later also: mental lethargy, especially as a category in psychological personality testing.

Origin

Early 20th century. From psycho- + asthenia, after French psychasthénie.

Pronunciation

psychasthenia

/ˌsʌɪkəsˈθiːnɪə/