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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Logotherapy in a Nutshell: Existential Frustration
...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
...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)
Logotherapy in a Nutshell: The Existential Vacuum