Neurosis is a class of functional mental disorders involving distress but neither delusions nor hallucinations, whereby behavior is not outside socially acceptable norms.
"Functional mental disorders" describes Christians who work.
"Socially acceptable norms" describes Christianity.
It is also known as psychoneurosis or neurotic disorder, and thus those suffering from it are said to be neurotic. The term essentially describes an "invisible injury" and the resulting condition.
It has perhaps been most simply defined as a "poor ability to adapt to one's environment,  an inability to change one's life patterns,  and the inability to develop a richer, more complex, more satisfying personality."
1. The world was not created by God and he has no concern for your well being.
2. Many Christians refuse to work on a certain day of the week.
3. Describes Christians behavior perfectly. Simple minded people do not become scientists or researchers.
If one is in the advanced stage of neurosis, then once becomes psychotic.
Psychosis refers to an abnormal condition of the mind, and is a generic term for a mental state often described as involving a "loss of contact with reality".
4. God is helping me or the Devil is hindering me or the belief that both are valid.
Psychosis may involve  delusional beliefs, some of which are paranoid in nature.
5. God is going to punish me.
6. God and/or Satan is watching me so I should behave accordingly.
The following is a list of the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale with my commentary.
- 1 Somatic concern
- 2 Anxiety"Am I doing every according to His Will?"
- 3 Depression-"I am sinful, I can never measure up."
- 4 Suicidality- "Better to be with the Lord than in the Devil's playground."
- 5 Guilt-"I have sinned."
- 6 Hostility-"I hate/distrust non Christians."
- 7 Elated Mood-"I know I am saved."
- 8 Grandiosity-"I am among the few that are saved."
- 9 Suspiciousness-"Non Christians are tempting me to sin."
- 10 Hallucinations-"God talks to me."
- 11 Unusual thought content-see number 22.
- 12 Bizarre behaviour
- 13 Self-neglect-"This world is a hung heap and it does matter what happens to me, because eternity is better than this world."
- 14 Disorientation
- 15 Conceptual disorganisation-no comment needed.
- 16 Blunted affect
- 17 Emotional withdrawal-"It is not good for my soul to be involved with a sinful world and sinful people."
- 18 Motor retardation
- 19 Tension-"I hope I don't sin."
- 20 Uncooperativeness-"I am right and you are wrong."
- 21 Excitement-"Isn't great to know the Lord?"
- 22 Distractibility-see number 11.
- 23 Motor hyperactivity
- 24 Mannerisms and posturing
All psychiatrists and psychologists must know that Christians suffer from neuroses and psychoses. They treat this subject very carefully so they do not expose this to the general public.