Symptoms can be divided into three parts: mental (anxiety, depression, Intrusive thoughts) and emotional (tension, changeable mood, guilt, impaired self-image, fearfulness, insecurity, shame, problems in interpersonal communication) and physical (sleep disturbances, sexual problems, painful conditions).

The impetus for the manifestation of neurosis are stressful situations, life events, important changes in life. The background of possible illness and the individual's personality structure in conjunction with life events, decide whether there will be a person is healthy or he will develop a neurosis. In this struggle many factors play a role: individual life experience, inner strength, body resistance, compensatory mechanisms, knowledge, strength of personality, social circumstances, presence or absence of support.

This could include:

  • Inherited traits: temperament, sensitivity.
  • Negative external effects: too strong attachment to the parents, shyness, complexes, lack the overall level of development of knowledge.
  • Signs of character: the tendency to withdraw, to displace emotional arousal.
  • Stress factors: situation is not the perception of others, a crisis of puberty, postpubertatne age, menopause.
  • Constitutional factors: delay in development, interpreted psychosomatic complaints.

For a long time dominated the view that one experiences in childhood event is in adulthood will lead to neurosis, today is untenable.