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Neurasthenic 601 Words You Need to Know

Neurasthenic 601 Words You Need to Know

/ˌnu̇r-əs-‘thē-nɪk/ (adj)


suffering from neurasthenia or emotional disturbances and conflicts resulting in lassitude and fatigue, exhausted, languid, lethargic, apathetic, listless


Neurasthenia is a term that was first used at least as early as 1829 to label a mechanical weakness of the nerves and would become a major diagnosis in North America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries after neurologist George Miller Beard reintroduced the concept in 1869.

Neurasthenia was a diagnosis in the World Health Organization‘s ICD-10, but is no more diagnosed in ICD-11, marked as deprecated. It also is no longer included as a diagnosis in the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The condition is, however, described in the Chinese Society of Psychiatry’s Chinese Classification of Mental Disorders.



energetic, vivacious

Parts of speech

Noun: neurasthenia: chronic fatigue

Adverb: neurasthenically

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