Man’s Search for Meaning

Man’s Search for Meaning

Noögenic neuroses Term Analysis

Existential frustration can lead to noögenic neuroses, or psychological problems having to do with the meaning of one’s life. “Noögenic” comes from the Greek word for “mind.” These neuroses can only be treated through logotherapy, because noögenic neurosis focuses the patient’s mind on the lack of meaning in his life.
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Noögenic neuroses Term Timeline in Man’s Search for Meaning

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Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Existential Frustration
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...will to meaning can be hampered by “existential frustration,” which can in turn cause “ noögenic neuroses .” Noögenic is a logotherapeutic term that comes from the Greek word noös, or “mind,”... (full context)
Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Noögenic Neuroses
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Unlike the neuroses dealt with in psychoanalytical practice, noögenic neuroses come from existential issues and problems with the will to meaning. Frankl says that the... (full context)
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...and therapy-free for many years. Frankl writes that this man did not truly have a noögenic neuroses or need any therapy at all. He simply needed to be reoriented toward thinking about... (full context)
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According to Frankl, while existential frustration can bring about noögenic neuroses , or legitimate psychological problems that need to be addressed, this type of frustration does... (full context)
Logotherapy in a Nutshell: The Existential Vacuum
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...alone. Once the truly mentally ill patient has been cured of his other neuroses, his noögenic neuroses must then be addressed in order for him to remain cured. (full context)